St Monica Trust residents commemorate D-Day

Communities across the St Monica Trust villages marked the 80th anniversary of D-Day by coming together with friends and family to commemorate this historic day.


In the Sandford Station retirement village, the atrium hosted a day of activities starting with a morning service of reflection and commemoration. After a D-Day Proclamation, residents enjoyed afternoon performances from the D-Day Dollies and The Berkeley Bluebirds over afternoon tea. Everyone was swept up in the spirit of the day, singing along to the fantastic performances.


At the Monica Wills House retirement village, even some canine residents made an appearance! Everyone took time to reflect and remember before enjoying lively entertainment from the D-Day Dollies with tea and cake.

The brilliant team at Cote Lane served cream teas for over 110 people, with music from the era, a piano singalong and a D-Day quiz. Residents also enjoyed two wonderful concerts, starting with the UK Forces Veterans Show Band and Badminton School Community Choir. The main hall was packed again on Saturday for the Westbury Park Orchestra with special guests Bristol Military Wives Choir and one of St Monica Trust’s own residents, Stuart Potter.