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Care home residents knit their own tribute to mark armistice centenary


Margaret Glew and Sheila Malcolm, who are both residents at Sherburn House care home, plan to sell the poppies ahead of Remembrance Sunday to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

In the meantime, they have created a display for the entrance of the home to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict.

“My family had no-one in the First World War but my dad was in the Second World War and fought in Italy and came home. It’s important to remember.”

They were inspired by a similar project in Stokesley after being sent a pattern by Mrs Glew’s sister.

The project took three to four weeks and between them, they knitted 50 poppies, which are available to buy for £1, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.

The display was created with help from Coxhoe flooring store Franks, which donated the artificial grass.

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