Two nurseries in Chessington and Walton-on-Thames competed in a charity tenpin bowling match to raise money for a local veterans’ charity.

The event, held at the Hollywood Bowl Tolworth on October, 5, raised a total of £424, which will go to the Royal Star and Garter Homes in Surbiton.

The Toad Hall nurseries in Chessington and Walton-on-Thames competed against each other to raise cash for the veterans’ charity.

Emma Ockenden, nursery manager at Toad Hall in Chessington, said: “We like to pick a charity yearly and because we come to the home in Surbiton every Friday it felt right to get involved with the Charity.

“Our children love going there, and it felt appropriate to be supporting the veterans they enjoy seeing each week.”

Ashlea Sexton, from the Walton-on-Thames nursery, said: “As a nursery we are looking after the younger generation and it’s lovely to see how to look after the older generation.

“I have been at the Chessington nursery when children have returned from the home in Surbiton and they have been smiling from ear to ear.

“They tell us about the people they have met and the conversations they have had and it’s a really lovely experience for them.”

Raquel Pena Aristizabal, from the veterans charity, said: “Residents already benefit incredibly from the children’s weekly visits, holding a fundraising event for them is such a kind gesture, we are very grateful.”