Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

MEMORIES MADE OF THIS; Winner Alan Opens Window on 1940s World

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

MEMORIES MADE OF THIS; Winner Alan Opens Window on 1940s World

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Byline: MIKE MORGAN

AWARD-WINNING care home handyman Alan Crawford has created a 1940s-style shop front to provide a host of memories for elderly residents.

Alan, 58, of New Marske, also produces a monthly newsletter for the home in his spare time.

He and manager Damian Hunt are full of praise for the team at Saltburn's Hazelgrove Court care home, which has had three other staff nominated for the Great North Eastern Care Awards.

All were successful in gaining a place in the grand final and Alan won the ancillary worker award.

He's worked at Hazelgrove for the past 16 years. Manager Damian said: "During that time he's created our monthly newsletter which is jam packed with jokes, photos of residents and local information.

"He's also created reminiscence areas within the home.

"These have made a vast difference to residents and their families and are a talking point in the local community."

Last year Alan was a runner-up in the awards. …

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