CROSS stitching care home residents have been sending their handiwork to care homes and community hospitals across County Durham as a show of appreciation.
Residents at Pelton Grange Care Home, on Front Street, Pelton, have been making cross stitch cards to thank carers at neighbouring care facilities for their hard work.
Residents created patterns with brightly coloured wool and wrote messages of support – which were then sent out to dozens of facilities across the region.
Chester-le-Street Community Hospital was among those to receive cards, with residents working on more for staff at Pelton Grange Care Home’s sister homes operated by the Hill Care Group.
Among the residents getting to grips with the sewing needles is Ann Capon, 75. She said: “I used to cross stitch with my mam when I was younger. It was lovely to do it again.”
Chris Hogan-Hind, home manager at Pelton Grange Care Home, said: “The residents had great fun creating the cross stitch pictures.
“They decided to send them to local care homes and community hospitals to let them know we are thinking of them and sending love during these unprecedented times.”