Sandy marks First World War centenary with giant sponsored poppies

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 10 September 2018

Sandy Town Council are placing giant poppies around town to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1. Picture: Sandy Town Council

Sandy Town Council are placing giant poppies around town to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War 1. Picture: Sandy Town Council

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Giant poppies have been placed on lampposts along the route of Sandy’s Remembrance Parade to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The town council welcomes members of the public, organisations and businesses to sponsor a poppy.

Mayor Michael Scott and councillor Susan Sutton – who is also president of the Sandy Branch of the Royal British Legion – were joined by Tracey Crossland of Mama’s Coffee Shop, who has sponsored one of the lamppost poppies, to launch the initiative.

Tracey said: “I am proud to sponsor a lamppost poppy to remember those who gave their lives to keep this country free.

“I would encourage my fellow traders to show their support and also sponsor a lamppost poppy.”

Sponsors are given the opportunity to leave a message of remembrance which will be posted on the town council’s website.

For more, see sandytowncouncil.gov.uk.

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