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​Colten Care homes mark First World War centenary

By Mblazeby  |  Posted: August 05, 2014

  • Staff and residents at Colten Care's The Aldbury who held a poppy picnic to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain joining World War One.

  • Singer Fiona McKinley (centre) with staff at Colten Care's Amberwood House (l-r) Sarah Hall, Moira McTaggart, Jan Burns and Beryl Weston.

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Local care home provider Colten Care marked the centenary the beginning of the First World War with several commemorative events at several of its Dorset homes.

Staff at Amberwood House in Ferndown wore poppy scarves while residents and guests experienced wartime food including Woolton pie and corned beef rissoles.

Singer Fiona McKinley, dressed in military uniform, sang a selection of songs from the First and Second World Wars and donated all proceeds to the Royal British Legion.

Residents at The Aldbury dementia care home in Poole made paper poppies in an art and craft session before having a poppy picnic in the summer house.

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Bianca Turner, Activity Organiser, said: "Some of our residents wore hats and we played music from the past to give the event a more historical feel."

The Bond Brass Band also played at a special centenary garden party at Colten Care's Canford Chase home in Branksome Park, Poole.

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