Memorial opened for RAF veterans

Residents and staff of the care home gather to celebrate the new memorial garden
Residents and staff of the care home gather to celebrate the new memorial garden
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A MEMORIAL garden was opened for RAF veterans in Storrington this month.

Staff and residents of Care South’s Sussexdown care home in the village joined to celebrate the new facility, which was funded entirely by the

Steyning branch of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA).

The focal point of the new garden, which has been designed as a tribute to men and women in the RAF who continue to serve their country, is the home’s RAFA memorial – an eagle on a stone plinth.

Many of the homes’ residents are RAF veterans and the garden will offer them the perfect place to reflect and relax.

Home manager Heather Rogers, said: “Everyone at Sussexdown would like to say a big thank you to Clifford Carter, John Darwood and the RAFA Steyning committee for all their generous donations and hard work in planning this garden.

“A great deal of thought and effort went into the renovation of the space, to make it a special place for residents and their families.

“The memorial garden offers residents a calm and peaceful place, where they can sit and enjoy and I’m sure it will be a popular spot.”