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Rotherham Care Village Marks Remembrance Day with a Visit from the Royal British Legion

The residents of Moorgate Care Village in Rotherham had a reflective and respectful Armistice Day when they were visited by volunteers from The Royal British Legion.

The Care Village, which comprises Moorgate Croft, Moorgate Lodge and Moorgate Hollow, offers residential, respite, nursing, and dementia care, received a poignant remembrance service from Branch, The Royal British Legion. The Last Post was played, and the two-minute silence allowed residents to honour loved ones who served in the armed the forces.

This is the third time Royal British Legion volunteers conducted the Remembrance Day service at the Care Village – an annual tradition which began when residents were prevented from attending public services due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

For residents and staff unable to attend the main service on Sunday, the occasion gave them the chance to participate in the community’s Remembrance proceedings and show their gratitude first hand.

Sam Sheppard, operations coordinator at Moorgate Care Village said: “The Royal British Legion has been visiting us for a few years and it was lovely to have the volunteers here again to provide such a special service.”

“The visit means a lot to our residents with many of them remembering family and friends who lost their lives serving in the armed forces.”

Ron William Moffett, MBE, of Rotherham Branch, The Royal British Legion said: “I love to come back every year and I’d like to thank Moorgate for inviting us.

“We enjoy helping the residents remember loved ones lost.”

Keith Scothern, 89, a resident of Moorgate Croft said: “I really enjoyed the service, it was smashing.”