Care Home Residents Make Tribute to Prince Philip

Residents at the Diagrama Care Centre in Clacton on Sea have crafted a version of Prince Philip’s personal insignia as a tribute to the Duke.









Susan Thiel, 74, assisted by a couple of other residents has created part of the Duke’s personal coat of arms as a tribute to The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, who died on 9 April. The residents used a variety of crafting materials including buttons, glitter, cotton wool and crepe paper. Their interpretation of the Prince’s personal crest was proudly displayed on the wall in the lounge for his funeral on 17 April 2020.




Muhammed Neeliyath, Manager, Edensor Care Centre, said,

“The Edensor residents were very keen to do something in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh, so our Activities Coordinator, Donna Morton, spoke with them and together they decided to take inspiration from the Prince’s coat of arms and create a tribute for the Home.

“One of our resident’s Susan Thiel, used to be a Nursery Teacher and absolutely loves crafting and led the project assisted by a couple of other residents. They have been working on the crest for a few days and Susan has been singing while crafting much to everyone’s delight.

“The finished work is now proudly displayed on a wall in the Lounge so everyone can see it and we will be sending a picture of the completed project to Her Majesty the Queen and we do hope she likes it.”

Edensor is a 48-bed care centre for elderly with nursing and dementia needs in Clacton on Sea

About The Diagrama Foundation

Diagrama is a charity which supports vulnerable people through residential care, adoption and fostering across the south east of England.  The foundation has three small care homes for adults with learning disabilities, a 48-bed care home for elderly with nursing and dementia needs, three homes for vulnerable young people and a Supported Living Service.

Many vulnerable people live a joyless existence without hope and without a true identity or understanding of what is possible to achieve in life.

Diagrama know that when someone has time and belief invested in them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.

By making the effort to discover the real individual within you can build trust and unlock their hidden potential, igniting a renewed sense of hope and ambition for their life otherwise lost.

Diagrama’s dedicated team provides person-centred, solution-focused services for vulnerable children and adults, because everyone deserves the chance to live their best life possible