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Oxford Based Home Makes Beautiful Poppy Display Out of Plastic Bottles

An Oxford based care home has upcycled plastic bottles and turned them into a beautiful poppy display for Remembrance Day.

More than 150 plastic bottles were collected and used as part of the display, with the home utilising both the top and bottom half to create two different displays.

The display is situated in the shape of an arch outside the front door and welcomes staff and visitors into the home.

Victoria Davidson, activity coordinator said: “We asked for donations of plastic bottles for our harvest display and used the bottom half of the bottles to make the poppies.

“To mark Remembrance Day and to show our respects we will be hosting a service at the home.

“The residents enjoyed painting the bottles and sticking them together and were pleasantly surprised when we showed them the outcome.

“In total it took us around six sessions and we made sure we got residents from both floors involved.

“Apart from the display we have canvases with paintings of poppies which are proudly displayed in the home.

“In total there were 160 bottles which were donated to us following a very successful appeal and it is something we have done before but never of this magnitude.

“I want to thank everyone who donated bottles to help us to create this wonderful display.

“It highlights the amazing community support and enables us to organise more activities for residents.”

 

 
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