Wellington WI has extended the closing date for contributions to the Poppy Project Memory Wall as the response has been disappointing so far.

“We had a lot of extra poppies knitted and crocheted over lockdown in 2020 by many people in Wellington and thought it would be a wonderful way to display them,” said Bridget Hodges, leader of the Wellington Poppy Project. “Sadly, we have only had 12 responses so far, which is why we are extending the cut-off date until the end of October.”

The plan is to attach the details of those who gave their lives for their country, in any of the wars up to the present day, to one of these poppies and place it on the Memory Wall in the centre of Wellington.

Anyone who has a family member or loved one they you would like to see commemorated in this way is asked to supply the following details: Rank and name, regiment/ship/squadron, dates of birth and death. Sealed envelopes marked ‘Memory Wall’ with a suggested minimum donation of £2 to be donated to the Royal British Legion can be left at the WWN’s office in High Street. The closing date is Friday, October 29.