As this is a special year for the Royal British Legion, commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, Ruddington Royal British Legion are running “The Poppy Challenge.” We’re inviting everyone to join in the fun, whilst raising much-needed funds for the annual Poppy Appeal.
The Poppy Challenge invites you to submit as many entries as you like in any of the three categories: painting, drawing and baking. So dust off your paint brushes, sharpen your pencils, or put your pinny on and get baking!
The baking challenge comes first and will be judged on Sunday 4th November at St Peter’s Church, where coffee and cake will be served. The following week, on Remembrance Sunday, 11th November, all entries to the painting and drawing competitions will be displayed in the church and judged.
Our panel of judges includes Mr Ken Hicks, Chairman of The Royal British Legion; Mr Malcolm Greenberry, former Military Master Chef; and Rev. Andrew Buchanan, Vicar of St Peter’s Church. They’re all really looking forward to seeing the entries and meeting everyone on both Sundays.
Here are the Poppy Challenge details:
Entries cost £1 for children and £3 for adults. There are two children’s classes in each category: 11 years and below, and 12 to 17 years.
Baking: Bake a poppy seed cake. Bring your cake to St Peter’s Church in time for Café Church by 10:45am on Sunday 4th November for judging, and please stay for breakfast! We’ll announce the winners at the end of morning service, when coffee and cake will be served.
Painting & drawing: Create a picture which includes a poppy. Entries must be A4-sized (210 × 297mm) and must be your own work! Please take your entries to Perkins Hardware on High Street before 12 noon on Saturday 10th November. You can collect your entries from Perkins from Monday 12th November.
About the British Legion
The British Legion is a very friendly club and we’d love you to come along to our events. Guests and new members will get a warm welcome. There’ll be a family Christmas film night with seasonal pre-show snacks on Saturday 15th December, held in St Peter’s Rooms. Tickets are £10 and will be available from Perkins Hardware.