30th Nov, 2020

Council urging Malvern, Tenbury and Upton residents to support Poppy Appeal and hold doorstep silence on Remembrance Sunday

PEOPLE across Malvern, Tenbury and Upton are being urged to remember those who gave their lives in two World Wars and other conflicts from the safety of their doorsteps.

Coronavirus means public Remembrance events will not take place this year to prevent the spread of the virus.

Cases continue to rise across Malvern Hills District and the council has offered advice to local organisers to help them plan smaller socially-distanced, invite-only events.

People should stay away from war memorials between 10.30am and 11.30am on Remembrance Sunday (November 8) and Armistice Day (November 11).

But people are urged to stand on their doorsteps at 11am on both of those days and be part of a national two-minute silence.

Anyone wanting to lay a wreath or poppy at a war memorial is being urged to do so between November 6 and 11.

Organisers in will be streaming a service on social media.

People are also encouraged to print off the official poppy picture from the Royal British Legion website and display it in their window, in return for a donation to the charity.

Messages will also be posted on Malvern Hills District Council’s social media accounts on the day.

Coun Martin Allen, Armed Forces Champion for Malvern Hills District Council, said: “All of us want to pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much for us, especially as this year marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War.

“This year we will have to do that differently as we fight an enemy of a very different kind to the one our troops faced.

“I urge everyone to print out the poppy picture and display it with pride and get out on to their doorsteps at 11am, and from a safe distance, remember our fallen.”

Download the Poppy Poster here.

 

 

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