Care home residents contribute to community remembrance


Residents of Meadow House nursing home in Swaffham, Norfolk have contributed to a local restaurant’s poppy collection for a community remembrance display.


This weekend marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, and remembrance services and poppy displays are taking place all over the country. In Swaffham, the owner of the Market Cross Restaurant, Kay Wells, has turned the frontage of the building into a wall of poppies, which have been donated from the community.


Residents of Meadow House Nursing Home are among those who have created some beautiful homemade poppies for the remembrance display, and they were delighted to present them to Kay this week.


Former RAF serviceman, Ron Clarke, and Christopher Wells, were delighted to present a huge bundle of poppies, which were made by residents at Meadow House as part of their regular arts & crafts activities. Kay made them all feel very welcome and invited them to stop for tea and cake to thank them for their contributions.


Caroline Cryan, Administrator at Meadow House Nursing Home, said “The residents were eager to participate and contribute to the community commemorations and it was a real honour to present our poppies to Kay at the Market Cross restaurant. She made our residents feel very welcome and we would like to thank her for her hospitality, and the opportunity to allow our residents to take an active part in display.”


Based on Norwich Road in Swaffham, Meadow House Nursing Home is rated as ‘Outstanding’ for the service it provides and part of Healthcare Homes Group


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