Warwick Poppies team delighted with first sale days

Residents and visitors in Warwick had the chance last week to buy themselves a ‘piece of history’.

Thursday, 14th March 2019, 10:37 am
Updated Thursday, 14th March 2019, 10:45 am
The Warwick Poppies team presenting Warwick Mayor Richard Eddy with a framed display of knitted poppies as a mark of their gratitude for his personal support during his Mayoral year. Photo submitted.

Last Friday and Saturday thousands of handmade poppies went on sale. They were part of the community tribute made up of more than 62,000 poppies to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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As well as being able to ‘choose your own poppies’ there were several items for sale featuring the handmade poppies including photo frames, bags, pots and cushions.

The Warwick Poppies team presenting Warwick Mayor Richard Eddy with a framed display of knitted poppies as a mark of their gratitude for his personal support during his Mayoral year. Photo submitted.

The sale days managed to raise more than £1,000, which will be split between St Mary’s Church and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Prior to the sale days the two charities had both been presented with cheques for £20,000 after £40,000 was raised by the community tribute.

“In the autumn we shall be hosting some more opportunities to purchase a “bit of history”, but if anyone has any special ideas that they would like to discuss, do please get in touch.”

The poppy sale. Photo supplied.
The Warwick Poppies team donating 2,000 poppies to Glen Duggins from the charity Teams4U. Photo submitted.