Poppy Appeal. Calling all you knitters!

Ella Rayment from Romford is currently surrounded by over 12,000 knitted poppies.

Ella works for Peabody in Romford and launched a knitting campaign to help raise money for the British Legion.

12,000 knitted poppies

She told the Havering Daily:

I work for Peabody and we have a King Edward Community Centre in Laindon where we run a knitting group called ‘Knit and Natter’. The ladies there had heard about people knitting poppies for the British Legion and were keen to join in and do something like this themselves.

They do lots of charity work and they decided this would be a good project to do. So we contacted the British Legion and they were happy with what we had planned.

We decided to knit 888,256 poppies for every fallen soldier. Our ladies here have been working very hard, when they went on holiday or on cruises they bought their patterns with them and people everywhere have been helping them to knit these amazing poppies. People at bus stops have asked them about it or even handed poppies over. It really has been brilliant.”

The ladies have been helped by the Collier Row library knitting group and have received poppies from as far as Scotland and Wales!

All the money raised from these poppies will go to the British Legion exactly the same as buying a normal poppy.

They are looking for more volunteer knitters so if you would like to help this incredible cause please contact Ella on 07947566937 or by email at ella.rayment@peabody.org.uk

If you wish to buy one of these poppies locally they can be purchased from Sunbathers Tanning along North Street in Romford.

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