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The Beatles Adorn Care Home’s Competition Winning Christmas Tree

THE BEATLES have helped a Liverpool care home win a Christmas tree competition – with baubles, cut outs and guitar decorations in tribute to the sixties sensations.

Paul, John, George, and Ringo cardboard cutouts all adorn the tree at Aaron Grange Care Home, on Blacklow Brow, Huyton.

There are also musical instruments and signs for The Cavern Club, Penny Lane, and Mathew Street, which were made famous by the band.

Other Liverpudlian cultural icons also adorn the tree, including the Liverpool and Everton football club logos and several of the region’s comedians, such as former resident of the care home Stevie Faye, Stan Boardman, Paul O’Grady, Kenn Dodd, and singer and TV presenter Cilla Black.

The Christmas tree was named the North West winner of the Hill Care Group “Spruce Me Up! Christmas Tree Competition”, which saw almost 30 care homes take part.

Resident Jenny Monks, 72, said: “So we should win the competition. It’s a beautiful tree and a brilliant idea.”

Alan Kitchin, 69, added: “I’m delighted we won. It’s a tree like no other. Very creative yet still festive.”

Sarah Davies, home manager at Aaron Grange Care Home, said:
“The residents decided on The Beatles and Liverpool culture theme for our Christmas tree this year, due to the wide range of stars and landmarks we have in the city.

“We decided to incorporate The Beatles, landmarks such as famous streets, artists, comedians, football teams, our very own Mr Stevie Faye, one of Liverpool’s best showmen and comedians, and Stan Bordman, as we looked after his mum here at Aaron Grange a few years back.

“We also have landmarks such as the two cathedrals, The Liverpool Empire Theatre, the Royal Albert Dock, the famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles originated, and artists such as Cilla Black, Paul O’Grady, Kenn Dodd and his Diddymen. We also included the famous strawberry field, Brookside Close, Mathew Street, and more.”

Amy Muscatelli, activities coordinator at Aaron Grange Care Home, said:
“We were delighted when we found out we won the Hill Care Group competition. A lot of thought, preparation and dedication has gone into our Liverpool themed Christmas tree, which has been enjoyed by all involved.

“Everyone has enjoyed the creative arts and craft sessions to produce the decorations and bring our ideas to life. The tree has had lots of lovely comments from family, friends and professional visitors, who congratulated us on a well thought out and put together Christmas tree.”