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The Ribbon of Poppies project is the brainchild of Iain Henderson from Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.

 

The idea is to create a carpet of crimson from Land's End to John O'Groats to remember all those killed or wounded in the war.

 

Iain and colleagues from The Memorial Mob - a group dedicated to creating memorials and events to help remember the "uniformed" services - are hoping the poppy "ribbon" will be "a living legacy to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice."

 

Since Iain launched the Ribbon of Poppies project hundreds of Scout, Cub, Guide and Brownie groups have pledged support, as well as a number of schools.

 

All you need to take part is a packet of poppy seeds or some wild seeds scattered across your land or suitable public places where you can get permission.

 

Initially the group wanted to grow 700,000 poppies - "one for each casualty from the UK" - but with hundreds already signed up and an average packet containing hundereds of poppy seeds the campaign has surpassed all expectations and has now reached all four corners of the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With no prior knowledge of the Ribbon of Poppies campaign on the 1st July 2017 the Ancre Somme Association launched their latest initiative, on this occasion, their Remembrance Poppies Campaign.

 

Around the UK around six million men were mobilised during the Great War, and of those almost 700,000 were killed and never returned home to their loved ones.

 

The aim of these campaigns is to promote the growing of Flanders Poppies, in designated areas around the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War in memory of those brave men who fell.

 

The Association has produced a packet of Remembrance Poppy Seeds and these are available now from our online store priced at only £1 per packet.

 

Profits from the sale of these poppy seeds will be donated to the William McFadzean VC Commemoration Society. The Society is currently raising funds to commission a sculptor to produce a statue of William McFadzean that will be erected in Lurgan, his place of birth.

 

Get you Remembrance Poppy Seeds from here.

 

 

 

 

           Valiant red flowers with well watered stems

         Watered by the blood of 10 thousand brave men

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