Remembrance Day is a day that many hold so close to their hearts as it gives us all a chance to remember those that have been lost whilst fighting for our country.
At The Limes, in order to pay our respects we arrange many activities, decorate The Limes with Poppies, do a poppy appeal and of course hold a two minutes silence.
Remembrance Day 2020
Due to COVID-19 The Limes was unable to celebrate Remembrance Day as usual. A few decorations were placed in the lounge area for the residents.
A sing a long was arranged, which the residents and staff enjoyed and two minute silence was held on both Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday.
Remembrance Day 2021
Remembrance Day was honored this year with not only our decoration of poppies and soldiers silhouettes around The Limes but also a poetry reading was arranged.
The residents were invited to read some of the poems and many residents decided to read a poem out loud for everyone to hear.
The kitchen staff worked hard to create some cakes decorated with poppies. This was a lovely touch that the residents really appreciated.
A two minute silence was held on both Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday. This was very touching and many residents chose to stand with the assistance of staff to honour fallen comrades.
Remembrance Day 2019
Remembrance Day was honored and those fallen were remembered this year with not only our decoration of poppies around The Limes but also a special edition of our book club was arranged. The residents were invited to join the book club on Monday 11th November to read and listen to old and new poems written for and about the soldiers that have fought and continue to fight. Some residents understandably found the idea of this too emotional and said that it would make them too sad.
This year some of the residents chose to bake some Remembrance cakes, which were decorated superbly by those who took part!
April 2021 - Celebrating the Life of HRH Prince Phillip
The Limes staff and residents remembered the life of HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. A Memorial was displayed in order to commemorate his life. The residents watched the service on the television and became understandably emotional.