Sileby Parish Council

Serving the people of Sileby

Parish Council Office

Clerk: Rosemary Richardson
41 High Street, Sileby
Loughborough LE12 7RX

Knitted Poppy Campaign

Knitted Poppy Campaign

We wanted to let you know about some of our plans for the village's remembrance commemorations this year. As you know, we really pushed the boat out last year to commemorate the end of World War 1. We'll be paring it down a bit this year but we still want to do the village proud. We'll get back to you later with our full plans but you can be sure we'll be having our usual ceremony at the Memorial Park and we'll be displaying the lamp-post poppies and the soldier statues again.

In the meantime we want your help with one of our new displays please!! We are doing some displays of knitted poppies around the village. To make them look spectacular we need an enormous amount of poppies making and that's where we need your help.

We need you to make poppies for us please. They can be knitted, crocheted or made of felt and they can be any size. The only stipulation is that they are red with a black centre. If you're feeling very creative you could add a couple of green leaves. There is a pattern here (link) for a knitted or crocheted poppy or you can use your own pattern.

We are aware that not everyone is in a position to contribute so the Parish Council is very happy to donate a 'poppy pack' with enough wool to make 10 poppies if required. We want the whole community to have the opportunity to get involved and we don't want anyone to miss out due to what might be an unnecessary expense for them. Just call in at the Parish Office if you would like a pack.

Please take any completed poppies to the Parish Council office on High St or the library on Cossington Road. Patterns can also be collected from here too. The closing date is 11th October 2019.

So everyone, please get knitting and help us create a stunning display to make this year's commemorations a success.

Posted: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:30 by Julie Lovatt

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