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Let there be light

Let there be light – Kingston Vale care home invites local community to honour D-Day

A Kingston Vale care home is opening its doors to the community for a commemorative ceremony.

On Thursday 6th June, from 1pm till 4pm, Care UK’s Sherwood Grange on Robin Hood Lane, is welcoming local people to honour the 80th anniversary of D-Day with its very own lamp lighting ceremony.

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings on 6th June 1944, Care UK is partnering with royal pageant master Bruno Peek, CVO OBE OPR, coordinator of ‘D-Day 80 Lamp Light of Peace’. Along with the three Forces Charities and the Merchant Navy Association, over 100 Care UK homes will take part in this nationwide tribute.

At Sherwood Grange, the team has been hard at work organising a special commemorative event which will see residents and guests enjoy a 1940s themed party, with team members dressed in the decade’s attire. Guests will also be treated to live music from popular entertainers, the D-Day Dollies, who will be singing popular wartime songs.

The lamp, which represents the peace that followed the end of World War Two, will be lit at 4pm by resident, Pat Williams, 98, who worked in a munitions factory during the war.

Kristina Jacunskiene, Home Manager at Sherwood Grange, said: “Here at Sherwood Grange we’re always grateful for an opportunity to strengthen our relationships with our neighbours, so we’re looking forward to welcoming the community for a special event marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

“This is an incredibly important milestone for many residents, and we’re keen to honour all those involved. Music is a fantastic way to bring back memories for older people and a wonderful way to bring communities together, so we’re thrilled to welcome the D-Day Dollies to get everyone’s toes tapping.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming new and old faces to Sherwood Grange as we mark such a significant moment in history.”
6th June, Free.
Sherwood Grange 1A Robin Hood Ln, London SW15 3PU
Thu 6 June
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