A BARNSLEY care home generated almost £1,000 for its residents after hosting a summer fair.

Taking place on September 3 at the Deangate in Mapplewell, the event saw residents, staff, volunteers and visitors enjoy over a dozen stalls and games as well as an exciting raffle, which helped the home earn a total of £911.60.

The care home’s activities coordinator Rachael Addy put herself in the firing line when she volunteered to be the target for the cream pie and water toss.

She said: “It started off so calmly but soon escalated into carnage.

“The residents were in shock when the first pie hit me but after that they all wanted a go.

“We had such a fantastic afternoon – we had families, friends and people from the local community turn up to help raise money for our wonderful residents.”

Attendees got to take part in a raffle with the chance of winning two tickets to any Barnsley FC match.

Rachael Dawson, the care home’s manager, added: “We’d all like to say a massive thank you to all those who helped support our summer fair.

“The event was a massive success, raising a total of £911.60 for our residents’ fund, which will go towards activities and outings for those who reside with us.

“Everyone had such a brilliant time and the residents haven’t stopped talking about it – they’re all looking forward to next year already.”