18 November 2021
Wetherby Manor residents take part in Remembrance Sunday parade
Residents at Wetherby Manor care home said they were overjoyed to take part in the annual Wetherby Remembrance Sunday parade after it was cancelled last year.
The residents of Anchor’s Wetherby Manor care home on St James’s Street took part in the march through Wetherby town centre to the Wetherby War Memorial. They were accompanied by the care team, many of whom volunteered to work on their Sunday off to help the residents take part in the parade.
As part of the ceremony, a commemorative Poppy Wreath from the home was laid on the War Memorial. Like every year, the residents also put up a poppy display at Wetherby Manor and observed a one minute’s silence at eleven o’clock on Thursday 11 November.
However, this year’s parade held special significance for residents as they were unable to take part in the procession last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All the residents expressed their delight at being able to honour those who gave their lives during the First and Second World War.
Mary Tumelty, 87, a retired headmistress who laid the wreath at Wetherby’s War Memorial, said:
I’m really happy that we took part in the procession after it was cancelled last year, and I’m deeply honoured that I got to lay the wreath at the War Memorial. It’s always been very important for me to honour those who gave their lives during both World Wars.
This was a very special Remembrance Sunday after everything we have experienced in the last two years. I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Anchor’s Wetherby Manor for looking after us so well in that time and for coming with us to the parade!
Judith Scurr, Manager, Wetherby Manor care home, said:
It’s wonderful that we were able to take part in the Wetherby Remembrance Sunday parade again. Wearing a poppy and honouring the sacrifices of those who gave their lives for us means a great deal to everyone at Wetherby Manor care home.
I’m really touched that many of my colleagues volunteered their time off to come and take part in the procession with our residents and it’s wonderful that Mary was able to place the wreath at the war memorial as well.
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