Local students donate artwork to Stockton care home



Stockton-based Wellburn House care home received a special gift from talented artists at Fairfield Primary School, which it will proudly display in the home.


To launch the home’s upcoming refurbishment, which is part of Akari Care’s £12 million investment programme in its homes throughout the UK, the primary students donated a piece of artwork, which has been recognised by The National Gallery.


The home will display the artwork, which is a large re-creation of Bathers at Asnières by painter Georges Seurat, created by Year 5 and Year 6 students aged between 9-11, for all residents and visitors to see.


The home is hoping to develop a long-standing relationship with Fairfield Primary School and has plans for many exciting projects with the school in the coming months.


The donation marks a complete refurbishment and re-decoration commencing at the home to make the environment more comfortable and appealing for residents and visitors.


The work will include all communal areas being re-decorated, with new curtains, carpets, furniture and lighting to make the areas more relaxing.


All bedrooms will undergo a complete red-decoration and bathrooms in the home will be fitted with fresh new bathroom suites.


The outside space of the home will also be given a new lease of life, with the garden being landscaped, a new gazebo installed and a chicken coup and runway created for the home’s new arrivals later in the year.


Based on Wellburn Road in Fairfield, Stockton, Wellburn House is a purpose built care home that provides specialist care for up to 90 elderly residents, some of whom have dementia.  


Lisa Stephenson, Manager at Wellburn House, said: “We are thrilled with the artwork that the pupils at Fairfield Primary School have donated and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at the school. The artwork will look fantastic in our home and is a great way to mark the start of the refurbishment.


“It’s really important for us at Wellburn House to get involved with our local community and the residents are really excited about future projects we have planned with the school – watch this space!”


Mrs Conway, a Teacher at Fairfield Primary School, said: “We were delighted to donate the piece of artwork that our pupils worked really hard creating and received national recognition for.


“It was brilliant for some of our students to visit the home, meet the residents and give something back to the local area. They are thrilled that their artwork will make up part of the home and be displayed for many years to come.”  


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