Low Furlong care home commemorates Remembrance Day with handcrafted poppy net
Low Furlong care home in Shipston-on-Stour is proud to share its heartfelt tribute to Remembrance Day for the second consecutive year. Building upon the success of last year's initiative, residents have expanded their efforts to create a stunning poppy net in honor of the heroes who sacrificed their lives.
This year, residents dedicated countless hours to knitting and crocheting additional poppies, which have been carefully added to the evolving poppy net. The Shipston fire brigade, demonstrating exceptional community support, generously assisted in hanging the net on October 31, 2023, utilizing their specialized equipment for the task.
The display, adorned with handcrafted poppies, serves as a poignant visual reminder of the sacrifices made by countless individuals in service to their country. The residents take immense pride in showcasing the net, a symbol of collective gratitude and remembrance.
In addition to the poppy net, residents have showcased their creativity in an arts and crafts club, contributing to a touching window display as an additional tribute. Some residents have actively engaged with their community by selling poppies within the home, while others ventured into town to extend this heartfelt tradition to a broader audience.
Leanne Braham, Home Manager at Low Furlong care home, said:
"It is so important to us to mark Remembrance Day and pay tribute to those who have given their lives for us. Residents being involved in meaningful engagement, such as creating the poppy net, is a project that runs for weeks before November 12th. Our plan is to add to the net each year until it is completely full. Residents are very proud of their achievement, and many people have stopped to admire the home from outside. We are so proud of our residents ‘doing their bit’ and selling poppies, creating a window display, and, of course, the wonderful poppy net."
Betty Tomes, Resident at Low Furlong care home, said:
"The net is amazing, and all credit to the staff and residents who made it. It was a privilege to knit some of the poppies. It is wonderful to see Armistice Day acknowledged in this way."
For more information on Low Furlong care home, please visit: https://www.runwoodhomes.co.uk/care-homes/care-homes-warkwickshire/low-furlong
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