Mercy Place Mandurah residents honour Anzacs

Mercy Place Mandurah residents honour Anzacs

STAFF at Mercy Place Mandurah are helping residents honour current and former members of the Australian Defence Force this Anzac Day as well as remembering those Australian and New Zealand soldiers who were killed or wounded at Gallipoli.

The craft-orientated seniors have been meeting regularly to create individual, handmade wreaths that will be the focal point of the remembrance commemorations at the home.

Service manager Christina Venables said the craft group was made up of a talented group of seniors who, like the Anzacs, were focused on putting community before self.

“Our residents have been making the most wonderful wreaths which will be used during our ceremony to remember those who served our country during times of conflict and crisis and to reflect on their sacrifices,” she said.

“The ladies who are carefully making them are a truly dedicated group who are incredibly determined and strong; they very much possess the qualities the Anzacs were known for.”

Residents at Mercy Place Mandurah will commemorate Anzac Day by holding a small service on April 22.

A separate wreath made by residents will also be laid at Mandurah War Memorial.