A ROMSEY retirement village has raised over one thousand pounds for a town charity this year.

Residents from Hillier Court Retirement Living in Botley Road managed to rake in £2,055 for Romsey Young Carers from January to December.

This comes as residents from the retirement village bagged £500 from their table top sale, which took place on Saturday, December 7.

House manager at Hillier Court Retirement Living, Jeff Cox, said: "There were a lot of bargains that day, such as bits of jewellery, and my residents wanted to do something for the younger generation and for a local cause.

"We had a lot of people walking in for the table top sale and the bulk of the fundraising came from residents and their families.

"We also had a raffle that day, where we offered tea and cakes - it was brilliant really."

The 56-year-old from Southampton added: "There were nine people staffing the table top sale, with most of them being in their 80s, and everyone who came in mentioned what a good cause it was and some people donated without buying anything.

"We really hope the money makes a difference and we will be keeping in touch with Romsey Young Carers to keep that link going.

"We will also have to start thinking about what charity we are going to back next year."

Romsey Young Carers is a charity supporting young carers in Romsey and Southern Test Valley.

The charity aims to provide support and respite to young carers from five to 25-years-old by offering positive life experiences, such as activities, the chance to improve confidence and learn new skills and by providing a safe place to discuss concerns and get support.

The organisation also gives young carers the opportunity to meet people in similar situations to assure them they are not alone.

Romsey Young Carers has been contacted for comment.

This comes after Jeff raised approximately £500 for the charity after cycling on a stationary bike from dawn till dusk.

This took place on November 3.