WIRRAL care home residents have competed in a multi-sport event to celebrate this year's Commonwealth Games.

Residents and colleagues from Anchor's Sandstone's care home in Wallasey were among those who took part in The Anchor Games at Bebington Oval.

Activities included firm favourites such as a frisbee-throwing competition, egg and spoon race and bean bag shot competition.

The games were supported by Wallasey-based boxing hero and former welterweight world champion John H Stracey - who was awarded an MBE for services to charitable fundraising in the Queen's Birthday Honours list last month - and Wirral's mayor Jeff Green.

The event was part of an initiative being held across Anchor’s 114 care homes throughout July. Residents from six of the company's care homes competed at The Oval.

Throughout the month residents will also be able to enjoy opening and closing ceremony parties, food tasting events (featuring dishes from the Commonwealth countries) and reminisce sessions where residents can unite in shared memories of sport.

The event was a great way for residents and colleagues across the six care homes to be physically and mentally active while having fun and socialising.

Food and beverages were also served throughout the day so everyone could stay energised and hydrated while competing. Winners were celebrated as they collected trophies and prizes at the end of the day.

Kevin Simpson, resident of Anchor’s Sandstones care home, said: "The day was such fun. It was great to see residents from other homes. There is nothing like some healthy competition!

"I especially enjoyed the shot put."

Ben Lloyd, manager of Anchor's Sandstones care home, said: "Activities like these really boost residents' physical and mental wellbeing.

"It was great to see residents cheering on the care teams and vice versa, everyone really got into the spirit!"