More than 1,000 people gathered at a Fremington care home on Sunday for a garden party.
Some 1,500 revellers enjoyed music, food, drink and games at Care South’s Fremington Manor.
The annual Party at the Manor is in its sixth year and tickets were sold out four days beforehand.
Frank Biederman, chairman of the Fremington and District Community Group, helped organise the event.
He said: “It is lovely to see the residents of the manor on the terrace enjoy themselves.
“It is what it is all about. Bringing young and old together.
“Last year we raised £11,500 for 18 charities. We hope to raise a similar amount this year.”
Frank said 40 bands asked to play at the family event. The team selected five to perform.
Zamba, Small Town Jones and the Oggle Band, were some of the performers entertaining the crowds.
Trevor Powley from Braunton enjoyed the event with friends.
He said: “The food is lovely and the atmosphere is brilliant. The beer tent is a plus.
“You can’t beat an event with local bands.”
Julia Hughes from Barnstaple brought her family along to the event.
She said: “The Oggle Band were brilliant. More folk music in North Devon is needed. It has been a good family day. Good community spirit.”
Children enjoyed face painting, teddy tombola, ferret racing and playing on the bouncy castle throughout the day.
Corinne Topps, matron at Fremington Manor, said: “It is fantastic to see the lawn full and people enjoying themselves.
“At Care South, we work hard to keep close ties with the local community. An event like this gives us the chance to give something back to the community.
“We try and integrate our residents into local life as much as we can and the Party at the Manor is a great way to do that.
“Our residents love to see children playing on the lawn and to be part of such a buzzing atmosphere.”
Some of the cash raised with go to the manor’s Residents’ Amenities Fund.
Other charities to benefit from the event include Children’s Hospice South West, the Fremington School PTFA and the Fremington Scout and Guide clubs.
Money will also go towards improving the village green.