Lest we forget – Mornington Hall days of RemembranceResidents got creative throughout the week at Morning Hall care home, in London, preparing to pay tribute to those who fought in the war. 

Firstly, they created various different coloured poppies including white, purple, black and the infamous red poppy.

Residents, including Joan L., Joan H., Verona, Iqbal, Dorothy and Maureen, all enjoyed painting various coloured poppies and learning about what those colours signify. One commented, “'I never knew they have different coloured poppies, I've always seen people wear the red ones.”

All units displayed their creative sides as they listened to gentle music whilst cutting, sticking and painting the poppies. 

Today, Residents visited the memorial garden at the home; paying their respects via a two-minute silence, before laying down some crosses alongside some poppies. 

Residents were encouraged to share their experiences as some requested to pray for their loved ones and for those unknown to them, whom had fought in the great wars. Residents returned to their units where they indulged in some hot beverages and snacks whilst further discussing and sharing their personal experiences and adventures.

Resident Ms Masset, said, “Thank you taking us outside to pay our respect.”

Home Manager, Pervine King, remarked, “We all joined the Residents in the garden to respect the two minutes silence, it was a very touching time.”