22nd Sep, 2020

'Flood Bromsgrove with poppies' this November in absence of face-to-face Poppy Appeal

PEOPLE are being urged to ‘flood Bromsgrove with poppies’ this November after the town’s Royal British Legion confirmed no face-to-face appeal would be able to take place.

Jules Evans, who organises the Poppy Appeal with husband Jeff, said: “We don’t want people to forget we are around and this year is just a one off.

“So, our plan is to cover the town in poppies of all description – knitted, crocheted, paper and some made from recycled materials of all kinds.

“Please get your thinking caps on and ask your friends and relatives to help out too.”

This year was a major one for Remembrance with the 75th anniversary of VE Day taking place in May and VJ Day in August.

A massive street party was planned for Bromsgrove town centre for May 10 but that had to be postponed until next year.

Instead people held their own socially distanced street parties on their lawns and driveways while live performances by the acts due to perform were broadcast on the Bromsgrove Poppy Appeal’s Facebook page.

Last month we screened live on Facebook a special VJ Day service and the town’s now famous poppy wall, featuring 10,000 knitted and crocheted poppies will be back on the Bromsgrove Methodist Church.

Jules added: “Everyone was absolutely brilliant and so creative for their own street parties and we want to foster that spirit again for November.

“I know the people of Bromsgrove will rise to the challenge.”

To find out more email poppyorganiser@gmail.com or visit the Bromsgrove Poppy Appeal.

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