Swanton Care North East Region in Sunderland embraced the giving spirit of Christmas this year, as they raised funds for charity Happy Days at their festive celebration.

On Tuesday 10th December, people supported by Swanton Care NE and support staff congregated at The Alexandra pub in Grangetown for their Christmas shindig.

The event included a DJ playing party tunes, a delicious buffet and a festive tombola.

Thanks to the people who donated tombola prizes and those who entered the competition, Swanton Care N.E managed to raise £129.70 for charity Happy Days.

Service Manager Jan Collins said that the event was a huge success.

Jan said: “We can’t thank the staff at The Alexandra enough for helping us to put on a great event for the people we support, they were marvellous.

“There was singing and dancing – and one of the people we support started an impromptu conga! It was wonderful to see so many people coming together to celebrate Christmas.”