Submit your drawings to decorate a new care facility! 

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Submit your drawings to decorate a new care facility!

North East Lincolnshire Council has been asking people from across the borough to submit drawings to help decorate a new local care facility.

Cambridge Park Care Home, which has been refurbished to support local health and care services during the Covid-19 outbreak

Because lockdown has been extended, the council have also extended the deadline for people to submit their bright and colourful drawings.

The care home, which was purchased by the Care Plus Group in January 2020, will be used to provide both nursing and residential care to patients who need additional support after leaving hospital and before being discharged home, or to prevent hospital admission where appropriate.

The idea for the drawings stemmed from local mum and council employee, Jodie Gibbons, as she joined in the ‘rainbow trail’, which sees children putting pictures of rainbows in the windows of their home.

Jodie Gibbons said:

“It’s a really simple way to develop community spirit. We’re lucky to live in a place where we have some great community spirit already, but this is a brilliant opportunity to build on it even further. North East Lincolnshire is a lovely, homely place and we want to build on that.

“There’ll be parents at home with their children thinking ‘what can we do?’. The drawings will help to spread kindness and happiness in these tough times. This idea brings the community together even more and helps children and parents who are spending a lot of time at home to be creative and have fun.”

Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children, education and young people at North East Lincolnshire Council, added:

“This is a wonderful idea to bring the community together to do something uplifting and positive during this extremely difficult time, and I thank Jodie for sharing her idea with us.

“I’d encourage children of all ages to send us their drawings while they’ve been getting creative at home.”

The council have requested that people ensure they follow government guidance when submitting artwork, suggesting posting drawings as part of your daily exercise, and specifying that people should not go out specifically to purchase art supplies.

Please make sure you are following Government guidance at all times, post your drawings on your daily exercise – keeping two metres apart from others – and do not go out specifically to purchase art supplies.

They have asked that drawings are made on an A4 sheet of paper, and submitted to Communications Dept, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU, with the title ‘Cambridge Park drawing’.

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