Teddy Bears Picnic at Foxdale in Bunbury on 20th July
Supporting Tarporley War Memorial Hospital 100thAnniversary
One cannot have been more moved than watching the commemorations of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. It certainly brought a tear to my eye and made me think of what a world we now live in.
Those who made such a sacrifice may not have been so proud of the way we look after our elderly and the state of our society in general. I want to encourage younger generations to be more aware and involved with our older generation.
Many of you will have seen news items where primary School children visit Care Homes. Like one’s own young grandchildren, they do not judge or criticise, and the delight they bring to the residents is similar to the delight we all feel when we are with them.
With this in mind, this year we are sponsoring events that involve younger people and their families. The hospital needs younger people to get involved especially as volunteers and whilst I know we’re all extremely busy, being able to give a little time to help is rather rewarding. Listening to the stories of the past, you come away not only humbled but with a feeling of making a difference. Certainly, I am finding that the more involved I become, I don’t think about the pressure of work, the stresses of organising the family: good for the karma.
A bit of Bunbury history…
50 years ago, my parents George and Leila Potter started the Bunbury Village day which was held in the gardens. Today it celebrates their 50thyear, so I thought it would be poignant to hold a new event, sponsored by the Bunbury Care Agency, which was founded by my mother and might also become a tradition in the village.
For every bear that ever there was will gather today for certain because, this is the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic’ and enjoy lots of garden games, stalls, competitions, prizes, cakes and refreshments.
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