Residents at South Shields care home dance the day away

The Mayor Coun Olive Punchion joins residents and guest at Ashlea Mews Nursing Home summer fair.
The Mayor Coun Olive Punchion joins residents and guest at Ashlea Mews Nursing Home summer fair.

Residents danced the day away at a South Tyneside care home as part of an afternoon of fun and entertainment.

Staff at Ashlea Mews Care Home, in Stanhope Road, South Shields, threw a fun day on Saturday to help boost the coffers of a fund for those living there.

The event, which featured a live band, was opened up to residents’ families and the public to join in the fun.

The day was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside Coun Olive Punchion and Mary French.

Susan Green, from the nursing home, said: “The day was a great success.

“The Mayor and Mayoress came along to officially open the event and the residents were up dancing and really getting involved.

“They all really enjoyed it. We had hot dogs and burgers on the go.”

She added: “We also had quite a number of visitors in through the doors. As yet, we are unsure how much we have raised but it more than we ever expected.”

Susan added: “We had hoped to hold some of the day outside and we had decorated the area with banners but the weather wasn’t very good and we ended up moving everything inside - but it didn’t spoil the day at all.

“I’d like to thank all the businesses who came forward to help us with raffle prizes for the day.”

Staff say they are now looking to put on the event next year due to the positive feedback received from residents and visitors.

Ashlea Mews care home provides support for up to 40 residents including dementia sufferers.

As well as living accommodation, the home also offers a range of activities and for residents.