The Mayor of Rushcliffe, Cllr Tina Combellack, is calling on knitters and felters across the Borough to make biodegradable red poppies to decorate wreaths for this year’s Remembrance Day events and reflections.
Her Remembrance Day Appeal has now begun ahead of events in and around Armistice Day on Friday 11th November and Remembrance Sunday on 13th November.
If you’d like to take part, please follow the poppy template guidelines, which you can find on the Borough Council website (www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/whatson/knittedpoppiesforremembranceday/#d.en.60529) when creating poppies.
Once complete, your poppies can be delivered to Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Rushcliffe Arena base on Rugby Road in West Bridgford, NG2 7YG; Rushcliffe Customer Service Centre on Gordon Road in West Bridgford, NG2 5LN; or customer contact points in Cotgrave, Bingham and East Leake. Or, they can be collected on request.
Madam Mayor said: “As this year’s Mayor of Rushcliffe I am having natural, environmentally-friendly wreaths made to lay at churches and memorials in the Borough on Remembrance Day.
“However, I want to include poppies, which are not in season in November, and am therefore calling on all knitters and felters out there to make some biodegradable poppies to decorate the wreaths.
“A donation for each poppy will of course be made to the Royal British Legion, as we all work towards making wreaths environmentally-friendly and less artificial. Thank you in advance for your support.”
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