Two care home residents in Witney have taken part in a special video to wish King Charles well ahead of his coronation.

Jean Jackson, aged 89 and Betty Beechy, aged 90, from Madley Park House on Madley Way hand crafted crowns for the special occasion.

The video shows the pair trying on their creations and then passing them on in a chain.

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Niki Rowlands, home manager at Madley Park House, said: “Friends Jean and Betty are nimble-fingered knitters, and together they enthusiastically knit our very own St Edward’s Crown – the crown used in Coronation ceremonies – for the video message. 


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“We know the real crown is very heavy, so we wish The King good luck on the big day!” 

Niki added: “Activities are important for residents’ social, mental, and physical wellbeing and provide meaningful occupation and engagement. 

They can also be lots of fun!

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“As we prepare to celebrate the Coronation, we have been reminiscing together about old times and previous Royal ceremonies.” 

Madley Park House is a care home run by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT).

The care trust has a special link with King Charles III who is the sovereign head of one of the charity’s two historic sponsoring orders, The Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.