Crofton Court, owned by Akari Care, has embraced the football spirit, hosting a Euro 2016 fundraising day to support Parkinson’s UK.

Staff from the Blyth-based care home, decorated the home with flags and football-themed props and wore football shirts from the different nations competing in the tournament.

The home raised £157 for national charity Parkinson’s UK, which support thousands of people living with the condition and helps to facilitate research studies looking for a cure.

Chris Palmer, Crofton Court Home Manager, said: “The football fundraising day was such a fantastic experience at the home and really boosted the spirits of both our residents and staff. We are honoured to help such a fantastic charity which is close to the hearts of many of our residents as Parkinson’s is an illness that sadly affects many people.

“Football is always a brilliant way to bring everyone together and although everyone at the home is disappointed England have gone out, we are looking forward to watching the rest of the tournament and seeing some great games.”

Crofton Court offers residential and specialist dementia provision for up to 50 people.