Livv Housing Group delivered poppy posters to hundreds of residents to ensure they could still commemorate yesterday’s Remembrance Day, despite COVID restrictions.
The Knowsley-based housing association provided Royal British Legion poppy posters to over 800 residents in its supported and extra care schemes so that they could still honour the fallen.
Livv residents, who would usually purchase and proudly wear poppies, are now able to display posters of poppies in their windows instead.
Watch Factory resident Barry White said: “We’re pleased that despite lockdown we’ve still been able to mark Remembrance Day by displaying our poppy posters in our windows.
“It’s important for us to still have the opportunity to remember those who lost their lives in the two world wars and in combat since.”
In addition to producing and delivering the poppy posters, Livv Housing has made a donation of £1,600 to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
Martina Devlin, head of Independent Living, said: “While this is a year like no other, all of us at Livv Housing Group recognise the importance of commemorating Remembrance Day.
“We are thankful for those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom and way of life and we appreciate how significant Remembrance Day is to our residents.
“We knew that we needed to find a way for them to honour the day despite the Coronavirus restrictions.
“Sadly, the pandemic has made it near enough impossible for our residents to purchase a poppy in person, so we’ve decided to bring the poppy to them in a COVID-secure way and also give a donation to the Royal British Legion.”
Livv Housing Group provides over 14,000 homes across Liverpool City Region and the North West.
Image: Livv Housing Group resident Barry White and Livv employee Bethany Edge
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