A GRIMETHORPE care home is appealing for donations for a pantomime to help brighten up the residents' Christmas.

Staff at Mapleton Court Care Home, Stacey Crescent, want to help cheer their residents up throughout the festive period and decided to create a pantomime which will be shown at the home.

The home is currently under strict lockdown measures due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and is appealing for donations to help make the production of Jack and the Beanstalk a reality.

“Normally we have entertainment come into the home during Christmas to help entertain the residents,” said manager of the home, Melanie Ridsdale. “Due to the current pandemic we can't invite people into the home, and residents' families have been told they can't visit.

“We didn't want our residents to miss out on celebrating during the Christmas period so we decided that the staff would put on a pantomime to help cheer them up.”

Staff are hoping for donations of fabric to make costumes, materials to create props, and paint to help make the backgrounds.

“We want to help cheer our residents up,” added Melanie. “They are stuck inside 24 hours-a-day, now especially because of the weather and if you can't be a bit silly at Christmas then when can you?”

If you have anything you would like to donate to the care home, please drop it off at the reception building.