Poppy gown created by care home in tribute to veterans
A POPPY gown has been created by a Sandiacre care home residents to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The elaborate frock has been covered in handmade poppies of different sizes and is adorned with the phrase: “Lest we forget”.
Residents at Longmoor Lodge Care Home, on Longmoor Lane, came up with the idea after informing care home staff they wanted to do something special for the centenary.
Treetops Hospice charity shop, on Derby Road, loaned a manikin to the care home for the project.
Residents then painted paper plates and cut them into poppy shapes before attaching them to the gown.
The final design has been on show in the care home lounge in the week running up to Remembrance Day.
Julie Mulvany, home manager at Longmoor Lodge Care Home, said: “The residents, staff and visitors have all loved seeing the dress and we’ve had some lovely comments.
“Everyone enjoyed taking part in making it. The dress is our tribute to the service men and women who have given so much for our country.”
Alongside related activities in the home, residents were taken to the Stapleford Remembrance Day service to pay their respects.
One resident in particular, Ray Winfield, enjoyed chatting with police officers on duty and calling into the pub on the way back to the home.
Longmoor Lodge Care Home is part of the Hill Care Group. For further information visit www.hillcare.net.