A 24-HOUR cyclothon has seen £400 raised for a Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration.

Staff at Redbrick House, Prudhoe, spent a day in the saddle to give residents a jubilee fit for a Queen.

Staff wore 'let's get physical' fancy dress for the fundraiser supported by the local community.

Janet Newton, who runs activities at home, organised the event and mostly completed the indoor cycling on an exercise bike herself. She said: "24 hours completed! It was a hard task but raised around £400 for residents.

"Great support from Prudhoe councillors and a balloon arch was donated by The Original Factory Shop in Prudhoe.

"Residents loved a ride from Cycling Without Age and music from mister disco man, it felt such a community event."

Northumberland County Councillor Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, was invited to officially start the event by cutting a ribbon. He said: "This has been a remarkable achievement by Janet.

"I am delighted that so much has been raised for this good cause."

Prudhoe Town Councillor Chris Barrett, of the Cycling Without Age Prudhoe group, took residents for a ride on the charity's trike while the main event took place.

Platinum Jubilee celebrations will begin on Thursday, June 2 across the country and continue over the weekend until June 5.