Unfortunately, due to the Covid19 situation, this year will be very different for the Marple Poppy Appeal, as there will be no poppies to sell! However, inspired by the NHS Rainbows that have been on display throughout Marple, the Poppy Appeal Team has designed a very special A3 size poster for people to display in their windows to show their support.
The Team realise this year has been tough for everybody but we would like to ask you to consider making a small donation to help us raise the funds to cover the cost of these posters.
The Marple Street Poppies have been a huge success in recent years and for 2020 the team has decided to create a Wall of Remembrance, displaying all the Street Poppies together. The main display will be in Marple Memorial Park, on the Bowling Green fence not far from the war memorial and the timeline display on the railings of Hollins House.
There will also be Walls of Remembrance at Compstall and Mellor.
Kevin measuring up for the Wall of Remembrance in Memorial Park
It is certain that Remembrance Services throughout the country will not be able to go ahead in the traditional way this year. As yet there are no plans confirmed for any of the normal local services but as soon as arrangements are known they will be shared here.
Finally, a big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have given up their time to help this appeal be the success it has turned out to be. We couldn’t do it without you.
Poppy Appeal Organising Team
Marple, Marple Bridge, Compstall and Mellor