Residents at Birch Green Care Home got into the spirit of the Grand National recently with a special celebration event.
Keen to recreate the atmosphere of the Aintree event taking place elsewhere in Merseyside, residents, family members and staff at the Skelmersdale home were all invited to join a sweep, and special hats and fascinators were the dress code of the day.
The party atmosphere at the home was completed thanks to sherry and lemonade, and fresh cream strawberry cup cakes.
Thrilled staff member from the EMD unit, Elaine Delooze picked eventual winner Neptune Collonges, and resident Billy Murray – a former horse owner himself – came in second place with Sunnyhill Boy.
All profits from the event have been donated to the resident fund.