APPLEGARTH Court in Bridlington has benefited from the legacy of a support group formed to help residents of the original home in the 1970s.
James Sawden is the only remaining member of the Friends of Applegarth, the group originally set up at the former Applegarth Residential Home which was demolished in 2004 and replaced with the current centre in 2006.
There were funds remaining in the group’s account so, as chairman of the group, Mr Sawden decided to invest the money in the new centre and he commissioned local artist Keith Poole to create a series of original paintings for the complex.
The paintings depict the landscape surrounding Applegarth Court and feature familiar Old Town landmarks such as the Priory and Bayle Gate.
Mr Sawden presented the paintings to staff at the centre and thanked everybody involved in making the donation happen. In a message given at the presentation ceremony, Mr Sawden said: “I hope that everyone will agree that I have now completed my role as the last surviving member of the Friends and as its former chairman in allocating the remaining funds to their rightful purpose.
“I trust that the paintings will be enjoyed by many in the future.”