Nithsdale Lodge Care Home, part of Lotus Senior Living in Pollokshields on 620 Shields Road, Glasgow, G41 2RD hosted a special afternoon tea to celebrate the lead-up to Armed Forces Day which takes place on Saturday, 30th June.
Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. It also gives the nation an opportunity to Show Your Support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families and from veterans to cadets.
Karen Swan, Sergeant Major from 32nd (Scottish) Signal Regiment met with Nithsdale Lodge Care Home’s veterans and a variety of other guests were in attendance including Conner O’Neill and Andrew McIntyre from A-Troupe Royal Artillery, Crow Road, Jordanhill who read out letters from wars across the years. Staff participated in a ‘dress as you please day’ to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community and to raise money for The Help for Heroes Charity.
Joy Currie, Manager at Nithsdale Lodge care home said: “The majority of our service users have served in or have had a family member serving in the armed forces and to be able to acknowledge and celebrate their contribution to the country is a privilege.
“I would like to thank Karen, Conner and Andrew for taking the time out of their busy schedules to attend our event. Everyone enjoyed the war time reminiscence box and looked at old newspaper cuttings and recipes on what to make without using ‘luxury items’ such as sugar, butter or eggs.”
John Graham, resident in Nithsdale Lodge care home said: “It means a great deal to me having served in the armed forces that we recognise the achievements of our ex-servicemen and women and show gratitude to those currently serving.”
Arti Poddar, Managing Director at Nithsdale Lodge care home said: “Armed Forces Day is a moment for us all to contemplate and be thankful for what they do and have done for us here at home and, perhaps more importantly, on our behalf overseas. We are proud to support The Help for Heroes our chosen charity.”