Evermore Care, has, this week joined forces with local school children to put together a time capsule commemorating 2022 to be placed in its new care home due to open in Chorley early next year.
The idea of putting a time capsule in the new home came after the success of the Queen’s Jubilee event hosted in June at their Ashton Manor home in Lancaster. At the Jubilee event, residents and their families celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne by bringing together memorabilia of times past. With the construction of their new home well underway, the team at Evermore Care felt it was the perfect opportunity to bring together local school children to create a time capsule. To mark the event, children from St. Peter’s Church of England school in Chorley were invited to bring their own items that represent the here and now.
This exciting event took place on Thursday 22nd September on the new Astley View site where the children were treated to an exciting walk through the construction site and enjoyed a talk about the care home which is the first to be built in Chorley in over 10 years. Helping the children to learn more about the building process, whilst on site they built a small section of brick wall and were able to draw pictures on the steel structure to leave an enduring secret and special marker of their visit.
School teacher Sarah Casey says “We’re honoured to be invited to the new site and be part of this moment for the local community and the children. It’s great for the kids to learn and reflect on the what’s happening in the world today and capture that moment for future residents. They were really excited to bring their items along, and it was such a treat for them to sign the capsule and help to place it in the building. Having a go at building a wall was also a unique experience!”
The team at Evermore Care believe that marking moments like these with the local community are extremely important in bringing generations together.
Care Home Director Gaye Clark says “We value the opportunity to bring people in our community together. These moments are precious, and they bring joy to everyone involved.”
“I’m really proud of the work we do here at Evermore and I’m excited to watch our vision for Astley View emerge from the construction site. We know from our experience at Ashton Manor that this home will help transform the lives of the future residents.”