Staff and residents at the Ferrars Hall Care Home, in Huntingdon, are celebrating after being recognised for hosting community coffee mornings.

The care home, in Ferrars Road, has been awarded a gold-level award from Ageing Allies.

The monthly coffee mornings are open to the public and provide a warm, safe, and friendly environment for people in the surrounding area of Huntingdon.

"We are so proud to have won a Gold Ageing Allies award, it is great recognition for all the hard work and dedication that goes into organising and running our community coffee mornings," said senior customer relations manager Katie Peters.

Ageing Allies is an initiative that celebrates and supports the work of charities, organisations, and businesses who help older people in Cambridgeshire.

A spokesperson for the group said: "We want to thank everyone who nominated and voted for any of the amazing groups that we have been able to highlight through this process.

"The response has been fantastic, and we are delighted to have discovered so much incredible work being done for older people in Cambridgeshire."

Ferrars Hall home manager Susan Dunnell said; "We are honoured to be recognised as an 'Ageing Ally', especially since we faced tough competition from many other great and well-established groups.

"We appreciate all the support and votes from our service users and the wider community who have made this possible."

"Our coffee mornings are very important to us here at Ferrars Hall because they enable our residents and their local community to stay involved and connected.

"As a care provider, we also want to offer a regular, safe, and welcoming space for people living in the community who may need some support or company." 

The next community coffee morning will be held on Tuesday, December 26, from 10am - midday.

Coffee mornings are held on the last Tuesday of the month. Tea, coffee and cakes are served.