Residents at Littleton Lodge recently celebrated Armed Forces Day with local veterans and cadets.
In the morning, staff and residents attended the Hednesford Armed Forces service at Hednesford War Memorial, to commemorate 100 years of it’s opening.
The group then returned to the care home to host a vintage afternoon tea for any veterans and their families living in the area. They enjoyed a fabulous performance by local entertainer, Becca Gee, who sung some war-time classics.
Local veterans, Harry Hicklin and John Stanley, attended the afternoon tea along with Robert Plumb, the Chairman of the Hednesford branch of The Royal British Legion and Community Officer, Matthew Johnson.
Robert and Mathew delivered an interesting talk, and shared various WWII artifacts. Robert said,
‘Thank you for affording me the opportunity to speak with the residents on Armed Forces Day – a memorable day for me.
‘Thank you all for your warm welcome and hospitality.’
Resident, Margaret Moore (86), said,
‘I had a lovely afternoon celebrating with the veterans. They gave a very interesting talk and it was nice to see everyone supporting a good cause.’
Rachel Ellis, the Home Manager at Littleton Lodge, said everyone had a ‘great afternoon celebrating together and learning about WWII’. She continued,
‘We have supported The Royal British Legion by fundraising for their poppy appeal. We also planted a tree last year to commemorate the centenary of the British Legion, so it was great to see them here!’
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Littleton Lodge is a purpose-built luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, it has landscaped gardens and a full and varied activities programme.
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