In the season of giving, Appleby Care Home in North Sheilds has issued an appeal, asking members of the public to add its residents to their Christmas card lists.

The care home, on Military Road, has launched the Christmas card campaign to strengthen the home’s sense of community and relationship with the local area. They are also hoping to create a lovely festive display with the cards to add a bit of extra Christmas magic to the home.

As part of the initiative, Appleby Care Home has asked the public to include a short message about their Christmas plans inside the card for the residents to read and discuss.

Margaret Bell, 84, resident at Appleby care home, said: “I’m really looking forward to receiving the cards and I’m particularly eager to hear about everyone’s plans. Everyone has their own traditions at Christmas and it will be great to hear about what everyone is getting up to.”

Clare Leonard, home manager at Appleby care home, said: “Christmas is always a fun time here at Appleby. The home is always full of residents’ friends and families as well as having lots of lovely decoration.

“We are all looking forward to receiving cards from our local community and can’t wait to display them around the home.”

We would be delighted if you could send Christmas cards to:

The Residents

Appleby Care Home

Military Road

North Shields

NE30 2AB

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