Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Care home picnic raises £136 for Legion

LASHBROOK House care home in Shiplake raised £136 for the Royal British Legion at its annual poppy picnic.

LASHBROOK House care home in Shiplake raised £136 for the Royal British Legion at its annual poppy picnic.

More than 60 people attended the event, including the home’s 42 residents and about 25 members of the Legion’s Henley, Shiplake and Dunsden branches. They enjoyed a picnic in the grounds and took part in a raffle with prizes including chocolates and bottles of wine.

The main prize, a poppy-themed vanilla sponge cake baked by the home’s chef Andrew Mussett, was won by 88-year-old resident Jane Jones. Legion supporter Martyn Sheldrake, from Binfield Heath, brought his 1943 GPW Jeep which was used in the D-Day landings.

Activities co-ordinator Pennie Carter said: “Everyone really enjoyed it. They were all saying afterwards what a fantastic day it had been.”

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