Teesside care homes hold Halloween celebrations
A FRIGHTFUL autumn fayre was held at a Teesside care home to mark Halloween.
Ghouls and ghosts walked the corridors of The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton-on-Tees, as staff dressed for the occasion.
Bats and pumpkin decorations hung from the walls and ceiling and a wide range of Halloween activities were available for residents and visitors.
Apple bobbing, a tombola, tin can alley, slime pit, raffle and a stall selling themed cakes all helped raise over £660.
The money will go into the residents’ fund to pay for Christmas activities and a pantomime for residents.
Helen Wood, home manager at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, said: “The staff did an amazing job with their costumes and the decorations for our Halloween autumn fair.
“I’d like to say thank you to all those who came along and donated to the residents’ fund. We raised an amazing amount, which will all go towards Christmas events and activities for the residents.”
Fellow Teesside care homes, Briarwood Care Home, in Eston, Middlesbrough, and Mandale House Care Home, in Thornaby, also held Halloween events.
Staff and residents at both homes, all part of the Hill Care Group, dressed as a range of scary characters for young family members who visited the home to trick or treat.
The Beeches, Briarwood and Mandale House care homes are all part of the Hill Care Group. For further information visit www.hillcare.net.