The Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Tina Combellack is calling on knitters and felters across the Borough to make biodegradable red poppies that can 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 November 11 and Remembrance Sunday on November 13.
Residents kindly willing to take part are asked to follow the guidelines of the poppy template available at https://bit.ly/3bOsj3u to follow for their poppy creation.
Once complete, any 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, contact points in Cotgrave, Bingham and East Leake, or 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 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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