CARE home residents in Kingswinford helped to raise hundreds of pounds for a mental health charity with a Harvest Festival.

The celebrations at New Bradley Hall Care Home, together with a similar event at a sister home in Halesowen, raised £672 for the Birmingham Mind charity.

Kingswinford Methodist Church delivered a church service for residents followed by flower arranging and a ploughman’s lunch and dessert.

The day finished with live entertainment from a 14-piece ukulele band for the residents, their families and friends as well as members of the public.

Gower Gardens Care Home, which like New Bradley Hall is part of Black Country Housing Group (BCHG), held a similar event.

Amanda Tomlinson, chief Executive of BCHG, said: “On behalf of everyone at Black Country Housing Group, I’d like to thank all those involved in making our Harvest Festival events so successful.

"Gower Gardens and New Bradley Hall are accessible to everyone and we’re so pleased that members of the local community came to join us and helped to raise so much money for this year’s chosen charity as well as donating food for the Wednesbury food bank.”

Birmingham Mind, the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham’s boundaries, is not-for-profit organisation BCHG’s chosen charity this year.