Recycled poppies add to poignant tribute - The Evesham Observer

Recycled poppies add to poignant tribute

Rob George 11th Nov, 2018   0

DISCARDED plastic drinks bottles have been turned into a poignant tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice as Pershore prepares to remember the fallen.

Hardworking members of Pershore Sea Cadets have been busily ‘upcycling’ discarded plastic drinks bottles into Remembrance Poppies.

As part of a National Sea Cadet scheme TS Scimitar cadets started collecting bottles in the summer and have been busy cutting them into poppy shaped flowers which have been painted underneath to give a gloss effect finish.

The paint was donated by WL Brown’s Hardware store on the High Street and the tops of the bottles have been used to raise money for Cancer Research to ensure no waste from the unique project.

Names from the Pershore Roll of Honour from both World Wars will be written on some of the poppies along with the name of the cadets.

As part of the final countdown ahead of Remembrance Sunday, the cadets have been attaching the creations to garden netting which will be draped over the buttresses of Pershore Abbey.

The poppies will be on view at the Abbey during Saturday and Sunday as Pershore stages a packed day of events which will begin at 6am with a lone piper playing The Battle’s Over from the Pershore Abbey tower.

Members of the Royal British Legion will take part in a number of events which will continue with an Armistice Day service at the Cross of Sacrifice in Pershore Cemetery at 8.45am.

Pershore’s Remembrance parade will move off from the Asda car park at 10.10am led by the RAF Cosford Voluntary Band but town residents have been advised there will be no act of remembrance in Champman Court this year.

A Remembrance Day service will take place at the Wick War Memorial and the last post and a lighting of beacon at The Holloway will be held from 6.55pm.

Sunday will also see a stained glass window at Pershore’s Cemetery Chapel unveiled to mark the finale to an ambitious £49,000 fund-raising bid to commemorate the end of the First World War.

The window will feature images related to both world wars and a centre panel showing Pershore at peace thanks to the sacrifice of all those who served in the conflicts.

After the window is dedicated, visitors will be able to view the poignant tribute to those who gave their lives.


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