CARERS at a local domiciliary care agency have helped raise more than £200 for Barry Hospital's Baruc Ward, which cares for those living with Alzheimer's disease.

Members of Allied Healthcare in Barry presented the ward with a cheque for £219 on Monday, January 15.

Branch manager, Margaret Codd, said: "I was delighted to see these funds go to such a worthy cause, and hope that this contribution will support purchases for the new rooms on the ward."

The committee raised the funds through a raffle held at a recent staff party, with prize donations coming from staff members and local businesses including Tesco, Aldi, Simply Stunning Gifts, Cwtch Coffee and LilyPad Flowers.

The cheque was presented to ward manager Debbie Brown by care coach Talischa Bates, whose late grandfather was cared for by staff on the ward.