A CARE home has been decorated with a knitted cascade of colour made by the community during lockdown.

A Marske community has joined forces to make a two-storey high cascade of knitted flowers to celebrate the efforts of local people during lockdown.

The 15-metre art feature is now located at Marske Hall Care Home after local people spent a few months creating more than 2,000 flowers and other colourful items, such as woollen bees and butterflies, to go on the cascade.

A small team of volunteers then spent more than 310 hours stitching the flowers to the netting to assemble the cascade.

Local resident Ann Sidgwick wanted to bring the community together and had the idea to create the colourful cascade. She asked Marske Hall to host the display and its residents to help make the flowers.

Mrs Sidgwick said: “I wanted to get the community involved in a visual project that would celebrate the wonderful Marske community and how we pulled together and supported each other during the pandemic.

“The majority of the items were made by people living in Marske, but we also received some flowers all the way from Australia from someone who had moved there. It has been a wonderful effort by everyone involved and a special thanks to the residents at Marske Hall for everything they did.”

Marske Hall Volunteer and Activities co-ordinator Ruth Hebden said: “Our residents and staff really enjoyed getting involved, making colourful flowers out of materials. It will be in place for a few weeks and will certainly be a bright and cheerful for the start of autumn. We are proud to have been able to play our part in this fantastic community effort.”

The cascade was officially unveiled by the local MP, Jacob Young, and Care Scheme Manager Catherine Pearson.