12 October 2015
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the guns fell silent. After more than four years of continuous warfare in the First World War, the distress, the pain and the suffering all came to a stand still. This monumental moment in history is represented today in a two-minute silence.
This year on Sunday the 8th of November, we hope you will join us in celebrating the lives of the those we lost, but we also hope you will join us in raising money for the Poppy Appeal. The Poppy Appeal work hard to support those individuals who have previously and who currently serve in the British Armed Forces, along with supporting the families who have lost their loved ones.
Along side the sales of Poppies in your school, work or organisation, you could also hold a raffle and sell the tickets to raise even more money for the Poppy Appeal. We have recently been in conversation with one of our customers who is running a raffle in Cranleigh with the opportunity to win a prize of a Tower of London ceramic poppy. We wish the raffle all the success and congratulate the lucky winner who wins the poppy! It’s all about showing your support for the cause, so wear your Poppy with pride and be creative in the ways you could raise donations for Remembrance Sunday.
We thought we would take this opportunity to look back on the beautiful piece of art that was featured at the Tower of London last year for Remembrance Day. The amazing installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies covered the moat surrounding the Tower of London. The display was a spectacular monument as each poppy represented a British or Colonial military death during the First World War which began a century ago, last year.
To the memory of the fallen and the future of the living