Care home pays tribute to fallen
A CARE home is helping to commemorate the First World War by opening its own garden.
Prestbury Beaumont Care Home, on Collar House Drive in Prestbury, has opened a memorial garden to mark the centenary anniversary of the start of the conflict.
Residents and staff at the home were joined by President of the Prestbury Royal British Legion, David Asher, and Deputy Lieutenant Tom O’Brien along with more than 20 other members of the Royal British Legion for the official opening of the garden.
Speeches from both dignitaries were followed by a blessing given by assistant priest at St Peter’s Church and St John’s in Adlington Avril Ravenscroft. The garden, which honours those who lived, fought and died during the war, was the result of much hard work by head gardener at the home, Edwin Clarke, gardener, Jake Gregory and Phyllis Clarke, a volunteer.
Beverley Davies, general manager at Prestbury Beaumont, said: “During the afternoon attendees also enjoyed entertainment and refreshments on the lawn in the beautiful sunshine.
“Opening the memorial garden was a moving event and we are thankful to the Prestbury Royal British Legion for joining us on the day.
“It was a special opportunity to reflect and many residents shared stories about their relatives who fought in the war or were involved in the war effort.
“The garden is a permanent tribute to those who gave their lives and is viewed as a very important addition to Prestbury Beaumont by both our staff and residents.”
● from l to r: Beverley Davies, Avril Ravenscroft, President of the Prestbury Royal British avid Asher and Deputy Lieutenant Tom O’Brien.
● c ● Pupils present the heque to local causes they helped raise funds for