Care Home Residents Mark Remembrance Day With The Royal British Legion

Care Home Residents Mark Remembrance Day With The Royal British Legion
Care Home Residents Mark Remembrance Day With

Remembrance Day came early for the residents of Manor House care home in as they were visited by volunteers from .

Based on White Gap Road the home was called on by the local Royal British Legion.

The Last Post was played, and a two-minute silence was held to allow the residents to honour lost loved ones from the forces.

The Legion also brought a wreath for the veterans at the home to sign in time for it to be laid at war memorial on Remembrance Day.

At the event was held at a social distance this year due to , but staff and residents did not want the pandemic to prevent them from taking part in the community’s remembrance proceedings. 

Leanne Hatch, home manager at Manor House, said:

“It was very kind of to come to visit us here at Manor House. Many of our residents were concerned that they wouldn’t be able to formally mark Remembrance Day this year, an anniversary which is personally close to many of their hearts.

“We would like to say thank you to volunteers for making it such a special event for us.”

Audrey Yeaman, 80, a resident at Manor House, said: “Remembering the members and veterans of the British Armed Forces is very important, and it was brilliant to meet with the British Legion volunteers, even though everything was socially distanced.”

Major Gary Fraser (Retd)AAC, RBL secretary, said:

“The residents were brought out to watch me and Major Jerry Cross RLC, standard-bearer and chairman of RBL say the Exhortation, play the Last Post, observe a two minutes silence and lay a wreath. It was quite cold, so we started as soon as possible. Full measures were taken to ensure the safety of the residents.

“The wreath will now be laid at the memorial on the 11 November. We hope that everyone had the opportunity to mark remembrance in their own way and it was a pleasure to do this for them.”

Manor House is rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.

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