Stunning poppy display to decorate Whittlesey

A ‘blitz’ of poppies will be placed around Whittlesey in November.

The Whittlesey Poppy Blitz is being undertaken by Helping Whittlesey.

More than six months ago during lockdown residents began making poppies to make the town stand out and show its respect for those that lost their lives fighting for our country.

More than 100 people have become involved in the project and in excess of 10,000 poppies have been crafted and placed onto decorative panels.

Poppies to be displayed in Whittlesey

Helping Whittlesey realised that the Royal British Legion would be unable to raise as much money this year from its Poppy Appeal so asked local businesses to sponsor a panel.

Group member Karen Trickey said: “The response of the community has been amazing - almost all the panels were sponsored in two days. We have raised more than £500 already for the RBL.

“Some ladies have spent four days a week putting it all together. The skill and detail they have brought to this project has given us a wonderful display.

“The poppies will be in place around the town for about two weeks. Due to the absence of a parade in the town this year the hope is that the poppy blitz will allow people to reflect.”

Poppies to be displayed in Whittlesey