Poppy Appeal

Published: 22/05/2019

On the 7th of November we posted this beautiful Remberance display of knitted Poppies in Ramsgate!!                  As this year is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, we wanted to mark the occasion by making it special and making a donation to the Poppy Appeal. Therefore, we asked our staff to send us pictures of any anything they saw to commemorate  Remembrance Day while out and about, or pictures of themselves or others wearing Poppies or medals, to post on our Facebook page. In return we offered to donate 50p per contribution to the Poppy Appeal.    We are very pleased to say that these contributions amount to £25.00, and then one of our lovely customers contacted us to say he would like to double our contribution bringing the total amount to£50.00!!Thank you, for all of these moving pictures! Please read on to see some of the contributions received...  

             
Top left Office staff wearing their Poppies. Top right Sally, our Registered Managers Mum, wearing her Poppy for Remembrance Day!!! Bottom right Bluebird Care’s postman, supporting our poppy appeal. Bottom left shop front in King Street, Ramsgate, opposite the office.  Far right, Care Assistant, Clare wearing a homemade Poppy.
   
A huge thank you to Chris Beaumont, POA for Minster & Monkton for allowing us to take this picture of him at TESCO in Ramsgate last week.

Two of our lovely customers....
              
Maurice House 🌹
Partner’s Grandad and Bertie the poppy man

Even the kids joind in...
     
Left, Registered Manager, Frances Atherden's niece Daisy in Minister attending a school and community march to honour remembrance day.  Right, Ellington Infants School Ramsgate,  sent in by Care Assistant, Louise who is on maternity leave at present.
    
And, of course our office dogs, Maxi and Dave.
     
From a former Care Assistant:  "I live in a small market town in Nottinghamshire now, and each of the shops in our town are displaying a poppy in the window with the details of one of the 36 "men" from the town who never returned. I photographed this particular one as it was very humbling, as he is no "man" he is a boy at 17 years old, but he is a hero. ❤ Most of us have got sons older than him." 
 
From our Live-in Carer, Connie:  "I'm off to Ypres on Saturday. They always do the last post every evening over there at the Menin Gate. This weekend will be a really special memorial. It reduces me to tears when I go there but it is an amazing experience."  These are the pictures she sent back to us.

 "I'm off to Ypres on Saturday. They always do the last post every evening over there at the Menin Gate. This weekend will be a really special memorial. It reduces me to tears when I go there but it is an amazing experience."

Menin Gate parade, marking Armistice Day.
  

Trenches at Hill 62 Belgium.
    
Essex Cemetery in Belgium.
      
Back to Canterbury & Thanet
Blean
        
Top left, Birchington.  Bottom left, Minster.  Top right, Rooks Broadsairs.  Bottom right,  Broadstairs near the Dickens museum.
      
  
Canterbury
      

 

Thank you to all who contributed!  £50.00 is on it's way to The Royal Bristish Legion, Poppy Appeal.