Estate agents reached for their watering cans and shovels when they spent a day volunteering at a care home.

The team from Moreland, in Golders Green, visited Rubens House, Ballards Lane, Finchley, as part of Jewish Care's volunteer programme.

Edward Gilbert, managing director of Moreland, spent the day sprucing up the garden by planting colourful flowers and plants.

They also headed down to the park with the home’s residents, before coming back to have ice cream and tea on the lawn.

Mr Gilbert said: “We were there all day but it whizzed by. They all loved it and were just chatting away to us.

“It was nice talking to different people and what they’ve done in their lives. It breaks it up for them, it’s nice and it’s a little bit different.”