On Thursday 6th June, Camberley Manor care home threw residents a celebration to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The home welcomed guests to mark the occasion which included a traditional British fish & chip supper served in paper cones, a visit from the “cockleman”, live music of old tunes from back in the day and a Mr Whippy ice-cream van!

The anniversary is particularly poignant for several residents of Camberley Manor who served in the forces or had a loved one who served. The home chose to acknowledge those residents in a ceremony gifting each person with a bouquet of red, white and blue blooms with a handwritten note thanking them for their dedication and service.

One of the residents included Brenda, whose son is a war veteran, told us “My son will be so pleased to receive these and I can’t wait to show him.”                                                                                                                               

Home Manager, Girlie Braga, remarked “Today we gathered together in commemoration to appreciate the joys of life and extend our heartfelt thanks to be given the freedom to enjoy life after the sacrifices made. Those who fought will not be forgotten.” 

Business Development Manager, Jo Anderson-Woodley, said “We have thoroughly enjoyed planning and hosting today which has been full of many special moments. Many residents remember D-Day and we wanted to recognise the importance of the occasion and hope we did it justice!”

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If you would like to find out more about Camberley Manor, please contact bdm@camberleymanor.co.uk or visit https://www.tlccare.co.uk/homes/camberley-manor/.