Families, friends and VIPs turned out for an inaugural coffee morning at a Peterlee care home.
The Town Mayor Councillor Scott Meikle, Deputy Mayor Councillor Terry Duffy and Councillor Gordon Carne were among the guests at the first Bannatyne Lodge Care Home community coffee morning.
They were joined by staff, residents and visitors for hot drinks, cakes and a chat.
There was also a tombola to raise money for the residents’ fund, which contributes towards activities and outings for those living at the home.
Lynn Chapman, home manager at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, on Manor Way, said: “Our first coffee morning was a huge success.
“We all enjoyed cakes, tea, coffee and a big tombola. Residents and their families, friends of the home and council members all came along to show support.
“Anyone is welcome to attend our coffee morning events, so we hope to see as many as possible at the next.”
The next coffee morning at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home takes place at 10:30am on Friday, 1st March 2019.