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‘Lest we forget’ – Bracknell care home inaugurates new memorial

November 9th 2020

A care home in Bracknell inaugurated a new war memorial to mark Remembrance Day. 

Residents at Care UK’s Bickerton House, on Warfield Road, commemorated Remembrance Day by creating a poppy display out of tissue paper to remember their friends and families who served in the armed forces.

Residents at Care UK's Bickerton House create a special display in honour of Remembrance Day

As part of a service on Remembrance Day, which was organised by the home, residents read poems, laid poppy wreaths and discussed their memories of wartime Britain.

Peter Hale, and a resident at Bickerton House, shared his memories of volunteering for the RAF when he turned 18 in 1940. After his basic training, he was taught to fly the iconic spitfire plane, and flew across Europe, including Belgium, Holland and Germany, intercepting bombs. He also chatted to other residents about his memories of VE Day, which occurred when he was on leave in Worthing, where he saw celebrations and street parties across the whole city.

Erika Smith, Home Manager at Bickerton House, said: “We wanted to do something special to mark this year’s Armistice Day and to remember those who have served in the armed forces, including some of the residents, and their friends and family.

“Creating poppies was a wonderful way for residents to take part in the Remembrance Day activities – and it was fantastic to hear the memories of residents growing up in wartime Britain and serving their country. We’re thrilled with the result of their hard work, and it’s great to see the poppies displayed in the home for everyone to see.” Peter Hale, resident at Care UK's Bickerton House, shares his memories of flying a spitfire during the war

The purpose-built care home has been designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, and incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities, including its own cinema, hair salon and café.

For more information about Bickerton House please call Customer Relations Manager, Tracey Van Zyl, at tracey.vanzyl@careuk.com or call on 01344 989943.

For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/bickerton-house

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Bickerton House in Bracknell delivers professional, person-centred care around the clock, catering for a wide range of needs. Providing a range of care options, including respite, residential and specialist dementia care, Bickerton House has been purpose-built to ensure residents experience the highest level of luxury possible. Our dedicated, compassionate teams take the time to get to know each resident, their interests, preferences and all about their lives. These details are incorporated into their tailored care plan, which allows menus, activities and care to be focused on their particular likes and dislikes. Bickerton House provides a safe, comfortable home for your loved one, and our facilities include spacious dining rooms, a hair salon, coffee shop and cinema, while activities, such as gentle exercises, crafts and film afternoons, are available for all. The en-suite rooms are bright and welcoming, with those on the ground floor opening onto the glorious landscaped gardens.

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Warfield Road
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0330 058 3241

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