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Residents commemorate Anzac day

The residents at the Vicarage Court Care home commemorated Anzac Day on Friday 25th April. As many of you know we have an Austrailian connection. The home had Austrailian flags and bunting. The residents enjoy a special Austrailian themed menu with special pies and cakes.

Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage and sacrifice, continues to have meaning today.

Aswell as Australians, many other nations sacrificed for freedom during the World Wars, including 135,000 Sikhs who died fighting in both wars.

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Special dedication message to Gwen Matthewman…

This is a special dedication message for Gwen Mathewman, who was cared for over a considerable time at Vicarage Court Care home. It is rare for us to ever mention a specific residents name on here, but as Gwens life has been covered so extensively in BBC and around the world, we felt her exceptional talents should be mentioned.

Gwen sadly passed away recently. She was a World record holder in knitting and could do over 100 stitches a minute. Her talents allowed her to travel the world and she was a celebrity in Japan and many countries. She even knitted jumpers for American Astronauts.

She will be missed by all staff and management.

Below is the BBC tribute to this exceptional local lady.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-26536084

 

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