Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council is calling on knitters to help create a Remembrance Day display, and is working with the Royal British Legion to create a carpet of knitted or crocheted poppies.
Thousands of knitted poppies will be needed to create a spectacular display, which will be unveiled at Tonbridge Castle on October 27 to mark the start of this year’s official RBL poppy appeal. It is hoped that the poppy carpet can also be displayed at other points around the borough to mark Armistice Day (November 11) and Remembrance Sunday (November 12).
“It would be wonderful to see people taking up the challenge and knitting poppies,” says Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr Maria Heslop.
“Whether you make just one or many, it will help to create a masterpiece for all to admire, as well as raising awareness of the Royal British Legion’s annual poppy appeal and the tremendous work achieved through their fundraising.”
The poppies can be any size and follow any pattern.