In the season all about giving, Appleby care home has issued an appeal, asking kind-hearted members of the public to send its residents Christmas cards.

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, as well as being able to display the festive cards around the home.

As part of the initiative, Appleby care home has asked for the public to include a short message about their plans this Christmas 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.”

You can send Christmas cards to Appleby care home at Military Road North Shields NE30 2AB Appleby forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. 83% of Larchwood Care Homes are rated as ‘Good’ or above by the CQC, above the industry average.