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Let there be light

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

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

On Thursday 6th June, from 2:45pm till 8pm, Care UK’s Smyth Lodge, on Frognal Avenue, 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 Smyth Lodge, 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 local entertainer who will be singing popular wartime songs.

Tracey Cheeseman, Home Manager at Smyth Lodge, said: “Here at Smyth Lodge, we’re thrilled to be marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day with the help of the community.

“Reminiscence activities are a great way for older people, especially those living with dementia, to connect with those around them and help maintain a sense of identity. In the run up to the day, residents have been sharing their own stories, and it’s been inspiring to hear everyone’s experiences and memories from wartime Britian.

“On behalf of the whole team, I’d like to extend our welcome to anyone interested in coming along for what we anticipate will be an informative and enriching day.”

To find out more about how Care UK is supporting the initiative, please visit: careuk.com/dday-80th-anniversary

For more information on Smyth Lodge, contact Customer Relations Manager, Rebecca Wheeler, on 0333 3053 474, email rebecca.wheeler@careuk.com or visit careuk.com/smyth-lodge
6th June, Free
Smyth Lodge Care Home Frognal Avenue, London, UK DA14 6LT
Thu 6 June
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