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Residents called on to help knit 7,000 poppies for Remembrance Day commemoration

PUBLISHED: 11:35 02 September 2016 | UPDATED: 11:38 02 September 2016

The council aims to create a carpet of poppies for Remembrance Day

The council aims to create a carpet of poppies for Remembrance Day

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The council has 200 poppies so far

Gravesend’s residents are being invited to help create more than 7,000 knitted poppies as part of a special Remembrance Day commemoration.

The council is working with the Royal British Legion and Gravesham Urban Knitters to create a carpet of knitted or crocheted poppies to cover an area in Windmill Hill Memorial Garden.

Melanie Norris, the council’s director of communities, said: “This is such a lovely idea and one which we hope people will get involved in. Even if you can only make one poppy it will help towards our target of 7,000.

“I would urge as many of you as possible to get your creative juices flowing to help in this really worthwhile project.”

So far, the council has 200 poppies.

They need to be handed in by Friday, October 28 at the Civic Centre Reception at Windmill Street, Gravesend Visitor Information Centre (Towncentric), the Gr@nd Healthy Living Centre or a local library.

Alternatively, you can contact Kirsty Gaunt on 01474 337591 to arrange collection.

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