Manucourt marks National Day of Reflection

Manucourt marks National Day of Reflection

This week, Woodley Grange and Barton Lodge both took part in the National Day of Reflection, which marks a year since the start of the first lockdown.

Whilst the last twelve months have been a time of immense sadness for so many of us, what we’ve seen from the residents we support, our team and the community has been truly amazing. Everyone has worked exceptionally hard in the toughest of circumstances, so we wanted to mark this with some special activities for both our residents and our amazing team.

Planting roses in our sensory garden

As well as reflecting on the grief of the past year, the National Day of Reflection is also about hoping for a brighter future. We wanted to create something that would be lasting and meaningful, so our residents spent time planting beautiful roses in our sensory gardens for everyone to enjoy. We can’t wait to watch them grow and bloom.

A moment of silence

In a very moving minute’s silence, we all paused at midday to remember those impacted by COVID-19.

Coming together for a special afternoon tea

To say a big thank you to our incredible team, our residents hosted a wonderful afternoon tea, full of delicious sandwiches, cakes and scones. This was the perfect opportunity for everyone to come together and connect.

Take a look at some lovely photos of the day below. Thank you to our amazing activities team who helped make this lovely day happen.