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Friday, 27 October 2017

2017 Poppy Appeal is officially launched in Chelsea


This year's Poppy Appeal launched at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea yesterday.

Lines of the renowned poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ appeared in iconic locations, including the Hospital, and across the UK.

By re-creating John McCrae’s poem in seven locations, the Legion aims to bring ‘In Flanders Fields’ into modern-day consciousness.

It wants to encourage people to Rethink Remembrance and consider the meaning of the poppy as a symbol both of Remembrance and hope for the Armed Forces community, past and present.

‘In Flanders Fields’ was written after poppies bloomed on the battle fields of the First World War, despite the death and destruction around them. It’s that life force growing in the most difficult of circumstances that connects the poppy with a message of hope.



Every year, thousands of poppies are made at the Poppy Factory in Richmond.

This year's iconic wreath, usually laid by HM The Queen at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, will be laid instead, by her son and future heir Prince Charles.

You can collect your Poppy from there, or the Jackie studios, in Tolworth Broadway.
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