23rd Oct, 2019

Poppies needed from knitters across Malvern for First World War centenary

Craig Gibbons 22nd Oct, 2018

KNITTERS across Malvern are being asked to create poppies to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

People can get involved and make knitted or crocheted poppies of any size which will then be sold at Malvern Tourist Information Centre to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

Malvern Hills District Council is asking for as many as possible to be handed in to the Council House on Avenue Road by the end of October.

This year, Remembrance Sunday (November 11) marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and is a time for people to come together and reflect on the millions of lives lost between 1914 and 1918.

Rachel Vann, physical activity and well-being officer for Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Knitting and crocheting improves mental well-being because not only is it a great way to de-stress but it is said to help combat depression and distract from chronic pain.

“We hope the Malvern community will come together and get creative to help us mark the centenary of the end of World War One.”

Email getactive@malvernhills.gov.uk to get involved.

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