Oswestrians were out in good force on Saturday as they helped raise funds for Age UK with care agency Allenby Douglas.

The award-winning firm held a fun day in its courtyard at its Church Street premises, with a lucky dip, lots of cake and fun stalls.

The fundraising initiative for Age UK is the first of many, according to Jenny Upshaw, owner of Allenby Douglas, who said the decision to make Age UK the beneficiary of the fundraising came down to the staff, and hope they can make this type of day a regular to support groups.

"When we wanted to to do a fundraiser, we asked the staff who they wanted to support," she said.

"The charity that the staff chose was Age UK. We're the only outstanding, rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) agency actually based in Oswestry.

"We're involved in the town and our staff are proud to be.

"People were coming into the fundraiser all day long and we hope to help more people in future fundraisers."

Oswestry town mayor, Councillor John Price, popped along to lend support, insisting his support for care companies and Age UK are close to his heart.

He added: "I'm so proud to be here – I'm pro carers and it's vital that the need to do what they do.

"I want them to have as much recognition as possible.

"When the staff at Allenby Douglas asked me to come along and be at the fundraiser, I told them 'I have my suit on, and I'll be there straight away'."