PICTURS: 1,000 poppies knitted ahead of Remembrance Day commemoration

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 October 2016 | UPDATED: 13:02 06 October 2016

Gravesham Urban Knitters, who recently counted 600 poppies

Gravesham Urban Knitters, who recently counted 600 poppies


The council are calling on residents to meet their target of 7,000 poppies

Gravesend residents have knitted more than 1,000 poppies for a special Remembrance Day commeration.

Gravesham Borough Council’s knitted poppy appeal needs more than 7,000 to create a carpet of knitted or crocheted poppies to cover an area in Windmill Hill Memorial Garden.

The council is working with the Royal British Legion and Gravesham Urban Knitters, where all poppies wil need to be handed in by Friday, October 28.

Melanie Norris, the council’s director of communities, said:

“We’d like to say thank you to everyone who is getting involved. It’s a project we have never done before but with the number of people getting involved it’s obvious that it means so much to so many and is really worthwhile.”

The poppies can be any size or any pattern, where they can be handed in at the Civic Centre Reception at Windmill Street, Gravesend Visitor Information Centre (Towncentric), the Gr@nd Healthy Living Centre or a local library.

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

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