on the Friday, November 9, 2018
In preparation for the Centenary of the Armistice, marking the end of the First World War, Resthaven Bellevue Heights Independent Retirement Living residents donated a handmade, knitted wreath of poppies to the Blackwood RSL, to be used in the RSL Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 11 November, 2018.
Retirement Living Coordinator, Jeannie Peace, says, “Mrs Win Gibbons visited the RSL on 19 October and presented the wreath to immediate past president of Blackwood RSL, Frank Blamey, who gratefully accepted the donation.”
“We are delighted that our wreath will represent Resthaven during the Remembrance Day service.”
“A large group of residents contributed to the wreath, with several knitting the poppies, and others in charge of gathering material to put the wreath together.”
“Everyone contributed their time and ideas.”
“This is the first year that Resthaven Bellevue Heights Independent Retirement Living residents have made a Remembrance Day wreath, but it is certainly not their first community project.”
“They just finished putting together more than 60 boxes of donated goods for “Operation Christmas Child”, and, earlier this year, knitted and sewed bags for Wildlife Rescue.”
“They are a busy bunch!”
These seniors set another example of the wonderful contribution that older people make to their communities.
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