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Local MP Rishi Sunak Visits Northallerton Care Home

Prime MinisterRishi Sunak visited a Northallerton care home and helped elderly residents dress the Christmas tree.

Mr Sunak, who is also the MP for Richmond (Yorks), chatted with residents and staff and helped hand out cream cakes and tea during his visit to Beechwood Care Home, in Romanby Road.

A group of residents from fellow Hill Care Group home, Sycamore Hall Care Home, in Ripon, also came along to meet Mr Sunak.

Resident Margaret Smith, 87, handed him Christmas cards made by residents. She said: “What a nice man. I am glad he liked the cards.”

Mr Sunak also wrote a festive message to residents and placed it in a bauble before hanging it on one of the care home’s Christmas trees.

Residents Penny Tyreman, 85, Jean Spiller, 87, and Juliet Riordan, 82, joined in with dressing the tree. Mr Sunak assisted Juliet when she placed her bauble on the tree.

Joanne Porter, activities coordinator at Beechwood Care Home, said: “It was such an honour to have the PM visit Beechwood.

“The team were thrilled to meet him. Our staff members from overseas were especially impressed as the PM took time to chat to them.

“The PM was very patient and kind with Juliet as he helped her to put her chosen bauble on the tree. It was also great to see him getting involved in handing out cream cakes and cups of tea.”

Residents and staff presented the PM with a Bettys of Harrogate gift box containing sweets, treats and a tin of premium tea. The gift box also contained a watercolour painting of a Christmas tree by resident Maureen Brooks, 87, a lifelong artist.

Mr Sunak said: “It was a great pleasure to be involved helping to get Christmas underway at Beechwood. The home has a special, caring, atmosphere and the staff do an excellent job supporting residents.”

 

 

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