CARE home residents gifted 100 hand-painted rainbows to local organisations as a special thank you for their support this year.

Celebrated artist Sylvia Warman, 98, who boasts exhibitions at the Royal Academy led her neighbours at Bridge House, Abingdon, in making the rainbows.

Ms Warman, who also exhibited at the acclaimed Paris Salon, commented: "I was more than keen to get involved and continue to enjoy my love of painting.

"And it is so nice that these are being sent out to be enjoyed by others in the community."

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The hand-painted rainbows with messages of thanks from the home, were sent to the many members of the community who have stayed connected to the home during the past ten months.

Recipients included local musician Ben Heaney, who filmed YouTube concerts for the residents, schools who have sent in letters and quizzes for the home, and families who have kept up a steady stream of chocolates and other gifts to lift the spirits of the care team.

Gifts were also sent to the home's postman and to staff in local hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets.