Team OAP win Easington 2012 games + VIDEO

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PENSIONERS are going for gold at an Olympic-insired event.

 Residents of Donnini House sheltered accommodation in Easington Colliery have been taking on their own sporting challenges.

Ready with the dominoes, Mary Sanderson watched by Doris Sterling.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.

Ready with the dominoes, Mary Sanderson watched by Doris Sterling.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.

 The pensioners took part in games including darts, dominoes, pool, bowls, egg and spoon races and hook the duck.

 About 60 people will enjoy the three days of fun which will come to a close tomorrow evening with a presentation celebration of medals and cups.

 The sessions have been put on as part of a programme of events after the home lost its live-in warden due to budget cuts.

 A working party rallied round to bring them all together and boost its community spirit, with support from East Durham Homes, which manages the housing.

Break time, George Handy at the pool table.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.

Break time, George Handy at the pool table.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.

 Hilda Nicholson, 86, a resident of Donnini House, said: “It’s been really good day.”

 Jim Nelson, a day visitor, said: “I’ve quite enjoyed the activities today – pool, dominoes and darts.

 “I can’t remember the last day I played darts.”

Break time, Robert Harker and George Handy at the pool table.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.

Break time, Robert Harker and George Handy at the pool table.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.

Gold and Silver medal winners in the Hook a Duck  event, Bell Defty and Margaret Lippeatt.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.

Gold and Silver medal winners in the Hook a Duck event, Bell Defty and Margaret Lippeatt.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.

Eye on the bull, Jenny Pearn plays darts.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.

Eye on the bull, Jenny Pearn plays darts.'Mini Olympic Games at Donnini House, Comet Drive, Easington Colliery.