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Grove Nursing Home in Knottingley held a garden party in aid of Children in Need. Fancy dress winner Emily Inglis

Grove Nursing Home in Knottingley held a garden party in aid of Children in Need. Fancy dress winner Emily Inglis

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GENEROUS residents and staff at a Knottingley care home raised £500 for Children in Need by holding a garden party at the weekend.

Stalls, a tombola, entertainment and a fancy dress competition entertained visitors to the event at The Grove care home on Marine Villa Road.

Helen Clark, senior care manager at the home, said: “It was a really wonderful day and performances from MDG Entertainment and Knottingley Angel cheerleaders kept the spirit of the garden party going.

“We’re hoping we’ll be able to appear on the BBC Children in Need television programme in November with a massive cheque and hopefully some of the residents will want to come along as well.”

Knottingley Carnival queen Kate Akeroyd presented £705 – raised by care home staff at a fun day last month – to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Mrs Clark said: “The Yorkshire Air Ambulance volunteer was really taken aback when he was told how much a small nursing home had managed to raise for the charity.

“From next year we will raise money solely for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance because it is a wonderful local charity which heavily depends on the work of volunteers and really appreciates donations from the community.”