Mayor of Enfield Cllr Saray Karakus was among special guests at a tea party to raise money for Macmillan cancer nurses.

The party was staged by residents and staff at Ingleborough retirement flats, on Cavell Drive, Enfield, to mark the 50th anniversary of Anchor housing association which manages the flats.

Strawberries and cream were on the menu at the event, on Sunday, at which local councillors mixed with staff and residents, including Irene Frost who said: “I like living here because there is a lovely sense of community."

Ellen McHugh, manager of the Ingleborough complex said: “We wanted to raise money for

Macmillan nurses, as it is a very worthwhile charity and decided to hold a tea party to mark such a special occasion.”

The mayor tweeted: "Thank you for inviting me along to Ingleborough, EN2 to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Anchor and to also cut your wonderful cake."

The Ingleborough party was one of hundreds of events staged across the country to celebrate the anniversary of Anchor, which is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older.

Founded in1968, Anchor now has 1,000 properties or care homes which are lived in by 40,000 older people.