IT was smiles all round at a Northwich care home during its annual harvest festival.

The celebration at Daneside Court was attended by Northwich mayor Kevin Rimmer and pupils from local primary schools, who provided residents with homemade cakes.

Representatives from Morrisons supermarket were also on hand to donate food hampers to local charity, Cheshire Without Abuse.

The festival was opened by Reverend Jane Millinchip of St Helen Church, who held a service in the home which involved harvest songs being played on the piano.

Cllr Rimmer then conducted a reading from the Bible before engaging with residents while they enjoyed their afternoon tea.

He commented on how the smiles on each residents’ face, made everything worthwhile.

Suzanne Cunliffe of Morrisons stopped by to deliver hampers of fresh fruit and vegetables, and these were donated to Cheshire Without Abuse.

The charity give support to families affected by domestic abuse, mental illness and substance misuse.

To end the celebrations, children from local primary schools presented their homemade cakes to residents and performed harvest songs for all to enjoy.

Residents responded with their thanks and remarked how lovely the day had been.

Joanne Farrell, manager of Daneside Court, said: “We have had such a wonderful day and it is great to see that the event was so well attended.

“I hope that everyone enjoyed the harvest service and it was fantastic to see how happy the residents were to hear the school children sing.

“The hard work and dedication that was given by colleagues who planned the event was amazing and everyone has worked wonderfully as a team.”