The Success of Cirencester’s Human Poppy Raises Money for Good Causes

Last November on 11th November (Remembrance Sunday) Cirencester created  the  World’s larger Human poppy to commemorate the sacrifice made in the First World War.  

As part of this community project, we not only wanted to commemorate the fallen but also to identify and support local charities and organisations operating in the town today.  

A huge effort went into raising over £20,000 to fund the event.   

We are delighted to announce that following a surplus of funds after the We Remember 1918 event five local charities will benefit.

These are St John Baptist Church, Royal British Legion, Barn Academy, Phoenix Festival and The Duke of Gloucester Play Group.

In November 2018 Cirencester Community Development Trust, in collaboration with the Barn Theare, the Parish Church and Cotswold District Council organised a series of events to commemorate the end of the First World War including the formation of the Human Poppy in the Marketplace.

The CCDT actively supports other projects in Cirencester including the annual Phoenix Festival. The trust is now working on ideas to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2.

contact: Angie Abingdon, 07770 697710

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