Older People’s Services | Poppy Making Day

Older People’s Services | Poppy Making Day

In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’. Bright red Flanders poppies however, they were delicate but resilient flowers and grew in their thousands, flourishing even in the middle of chaos and destruction. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.

Monday 6th November was Poppy Making Day at Hope Court for our Older Peoples Mental health service users and carers. The day was facilitated by Tracy of “Crafted by Snorky” a local felt maker and group facilitator, accompanied by Kelly Moore (NAViGO).

The session was dedicated to creating handmade poppies to wear for Remembrance Day.

A fun and creative morning was had by all and the groups feedback was very positive…

“Brillant day thank you Kelly and Tracy”

“Tracy was great with her as she doesn’t let me help her. I sat away this time and it was better.”

“Looks like you had Fun.” Carer replied “Yeah! She (mum) did pretty well. There were some funny moments. Already booked in for the Christmas one.”

“Spent a lovely afternoon with mum, Gail and Sophie making needle felted poppies.  Thanks for putting on your events which means mum can still engage in activities in a safe environment.  Thank you for your patience and understanding in helping mum to join in and still feel independent.”

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