Alcester care home residents remember the fallen on Armistice Day - The Redditch Standard

Alcester care home residents remember the fallen on Armistice Day

Redditch Editorial 17th Nov, 2023   0

RESIDENTS at Cherry Trees care home in Alcester commemorated Armistice Day.

A two-minute silence was held and residents, as well as wearing poppies, took part in a number of Remembrance-themed activities.

Among them were crafting activities and a trip to St Peter’s Church in Wellesbourne where there was a stunning poppy cascade of more than 8,000 knitted poppies installed down the tower.

Originally the community project was supposed to be 4,000 but the enthusiasm meant double the amount were created.

Audrey, a Cherry Trees resident, said: “I’ve never seen something like this – it’s so beautiful and made me feel like crying, it was very emotional.

“It is very important that we keep the memories of those who fought alive and that we also think about those involved in conflicts around the world today.”


Cherry Trees general manager Debbie Osborne said: “We have many residents with personal ties to the military and many who have experienced conflict either at home or abroad so it was important to us to mark November 11 and honour the contribution of everyone involved in the World Wars and in subsequent conflicts.”


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