A QUACKING day was had for Children in Need at a Chester-le-Street care home.

Staff and visitors at Pelton Grange Care Home, on Front Street, Pelton, placed bets on the annual charity duck race sweepstake.

They each picked a different duck and paid £2 ahead of the live broadcast on Facebook, when James Pond took the win, followed by Lucky Ducky and Fowl Play.

They also held a coffee morning, taking donations for hot drinks and cakes, helping the home to raise £80. Staff and residents dressed in Pudsey clothing and had the mascot’s iconic white polka dot bandana painted onto their faces.

Resident Dennis Fullerton said: “I thought I looked like a pirate.”

Entertainer Phil Corrigan performed for residents and staff during the fundraising activities, with residents joining in for duets of Elton John songs.

Home manager Christopher Hogan-Hind said: “Residents, family and staff members enjoyed a brilliant Children in Need day. A big thank you goes to family members and visitors who joined us and helped us raise an amazing amount for the charity.”