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In honour of Armistice Day

By 14 November 2019Borough Care News

Poppies were out in full force last week in support of Armistice Day and to ensure our residents had a moment to reflect on Remembrance Sunday.

With eye-catching window displays and homemade poppies to wave whilst watching the Remembrance Service and march past processions, our residents were inspired to honour all those who bravely fought, and those who continue to fight for our country.

Reinbek enlisted the help of Stockport Grammar lower-sixth students, Almira and Zara, who offered to help residents make their own poppies as part of their Voluntary Service programme. Meanwhile, Silverdale residents were busy producing lots of poppies for use on their commemorative window display. Resident, Jean Hulbert, was proud to take the lead and helped everyone design this wonderful arrangement.

Meadway had a lovely afternoon colouring in poppies and reminiscing about the war. Art enthusiasts, Maureen and Pam were in their element, using paints to create their commemorations. Marbury House joined in and organised a visit from the British Legion, distributing poppies to happy residents, keen to show their support.

With the memories of the two World Wars very clear in the minds of so many of our residents, Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are hugely important days to observe and honour. We’re proud of all our Activity Lifestyle Facilitators, who pulled out all the stops to make this happen.