Thornton Le Dale Care Home Receives A Festive Make-Over

The Hall, a residential care home in Thornton le Dale, has transformed its orangery for the festive Christmas period with the help of a local artist.

June Appleton painted recognisable Christmas icons on the windows of the care home’s orangery as part of The Hall’s festive celebrations.

The decorated windows display Santa Claus holding a drink, The Snowman from the iconic 1978 Raymond Briggs picture book of the same name, a Christmas tree decorated with tinsel and baubles, and a cottage dusted in snow.

The images were a surprise to the residents at The Hall, who had the festive display revealed to them upon completion. Staff members sealed the room off while the windows were being painted to ensure that the room was COVID-secure.

Nicky Beach, home manager at The Hall care home, said: “We always pull out the stops to make sure Christmas is special at The Hall, so we are thrilled June came in to paint our orangery windows for Christmas.

“She has done an amazing job and it makes The Hall feel much more merry and bright.”

June Appleton, local painter, said: “I am so pleased to be working with The Hall, they have so many ideas for me to develop into paintings and I love the challenge. It’s lovely to be able to bring some festive cheer to the residents.”

One of the residents at The Hall said, “The window paintings look amazing and are making me excited for Christmas to come.”



















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