Care home remembers lost comrades

A CARE home in Suffolk remembered old friends and paid tribute to war veterans at an emotional service.

A CARE home in Suffolk remembered old friends and paid tribute to war veterans at an emotional service.

The Orwell Care Home in Wherstead hosted its Festival of Remembrance with members of the Royal British Legion and scouts.

The service on Wednesday included a parade of standards, a performance by ballerinas and songs by the 36th Ipswich Scout Group.

Mandy Dennington, activities co-ordinator, said the staff wanted to show their appreciation to the residents for the roles they played during the Second World War.

She said: “It was absolutely fantastic and took everybody back to their childhood. It was very nostalgic and brought a lump to people's throats.”

The service was organised to coincide with Remembrance Sunday and also involved a wreath-laying and the singing of the National Anthem.

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Mrs Dennington added: “Our festival has become very important to us. We really do have a lovely celebration.”

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