A donation of £400 has been made by the Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association to “Warwick Poppies” for their 2018 Appeal, to help fund an exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War. The donation was presented on our behalf by V W Bro Alan Wellan, Past Deputy Provincial Grand Master.
An exhibition will be held at St Mary’s Collegiate Church Warwick, in conjunction with the Royal British Legion – their aim is to “fill the church” with a display of handmade poppies and this is how our donation will be used.
St Mary's Church Warwick has a long history of involvement in military life, through the famous Royal Warwickshire Regimental Chapel (outside which hangs the Garter Banner of Lord Montgomery) and has a central role in civic life. The church is proud to be involved in the commemoration of the end of the First World War in 1918 through this special event in 2018.
An installation of knitted or handmade craft poppies will be on display throughout October and November 2018, donated by members of the congregation and beyond. They will be flowing out from the Regimental Chapel and out into and around Church. A campaign will be launched in 2017 to invite the public, particularly those with Regimental links and those whose relatives served in the Armed Forces, to contribute a handmade poppy and if they wish dedicate a poppy to a specific person. The display will be available for a number of functions during 2018.
Website details. including our acknowledgement can be found here