11 November 2020
St Anne's care home praised for poppy display for Remembrance Day
A Saltash care home has been praised for their touching poppy display to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Anchor’s St Anne’s care home, on Plougastel Drive in Saltash, have produced a wonderful display of poppies on their fence spelling out “Remember” which has received praise from local members of the public. The poppies were specially handcrafted by the team and put on display in honour of those who served.
Along with the display, the team at St Anne’s also organised several other events in honour of Remembrance Sunday. The residents watched the Service, honouring the two-minute silence and then raising a glass to all those that had fallen. In the afternoon the residents undertook remembrance ‘Arts & Crafts’ sessions.
Resident Mafalda Viati-Jones, age 92, who has lived at St Anne’s for nearly three years, was keen to say how much she had enjoyed the display and taking part in the events. Mafalda a keen artist also wrote a poem for all to read to mark Remembrance Day.
It was great fun and I’m glad people can enjoy it from outdoors. We’ve always done something nice for Remembrance Day and it means a lot to me to be involved in creating something special to remember those who gave their lives for us.
Neil McCalley, Home Manager of St Anne’s, said:
We always like to organise something special for Remembrance Day. We all enjoyed the various events organised by our staff members
This year more than ever we felt it was important to do something to remember those who served and although we weren’t able to take part in public events we tried to do what we could for our residents by organising our own events.