Sheltered housing tenant’s Remembrance Day efforts
Posted on : 16 Apr 2021
A tenant at a Caerphilly County Borough Council owned sheltered housing scheme has used her knitting skills in preparation for this year’s Remembrance Day.
Mrs Mills, from Grove Estate in Trethomas, has produced an incredible 30 poppies which will be included in a display being coordinated by Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Community Council, in the community garden at the front of their office.
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Community Council are appealing to other residents to help support this project by knitting or crocheting poppies to include in the display commemorating our war heroes.
The poppies can be any size and follow any pattern. They will also accept poppies made from the bottom of a clear plastic bottle. The Community Council has asked that poppies are not delivered to them yet, but please contact Cllr Amanda McConnell to arrange collection closer to the date by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Lisa Phipps, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Property, said “I would like to thank Mrs Mills, on behalf of the Council and Community Council, for all her hard work and dedication in knitting such a fantastic amount of poppies to add to the display.
When finished we hope the display will be a wonderful way of showing our respect and thanks to those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. Creating poppies to include in the display is a great way to ensure the whole community is involved in the project, as well as producing a powerful visual act of remembrance.”
The Council’s Older Persons’ Housing Team has a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works across its sheltered housing schemes developing activities and events aimed at keeping tenants active and reducing social isolation.
Tenants living in any of the Council’s sheltered housing schemes who would like more information or support with Remembrance Day appeals or other activities, can contact Victoria Roper, Activities Co-ordinator, by calling 01443 866449 or emailing email@example.com