Willowdene Care Home of Lizard Lane Sedgefield were delighted to welcome The Parish of Upper Skerne into the home to conduct a Remembrance Service for our residents and relatives.
The service was led by Rev Ron Eyles of Sedgefield St Edmunds Church. One of our resident's, Ivy, was born in 1915 during the First World War and although she has no recollection of the War she has many funny and amusing stories from the Second World War where she was a lady of 24 when the war started. Many of her friends and relatives were lost in this War which makes the service today more poignant for her. They opened the service with Amazing Grace which is one of Ivy’s favourite song’s. The singing could be heard throughout the ground floor of the home and the lounge was full with residents and relative alike. Everyone had such a lovely morning and after the service they enjoyed a quiz with cakes and refreshments.
The Parish of Upper Skerne visit the home monthly and the next visit will be Tuesday 3rd December at 11 am. If anyone would like to come along, enjoy the service and sample the Willowdene hospitality please get in touch with Angela Penman at Willowdene Care Home on 01740 771310.