On a bright and sunny morning Havering Council launched their poppy appeal and came together with the community to remember the servicemen and women who gave up their lives and to those still bravely serving our country.
The community gathered outside the front of the town hall, from Havering dignitaries, to local school children to pay their respects to the country’s heroes.
The Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, Councillor Damian White Havering’s Leader of the Council, Deputy Lieutenant Mark Bryant, Havering’s Mayor Councillor Deon Burton, Chief Executive Andrew Blake Herbert, Police Borough Commander Steven Clayman, the Police Cadets with PC Anthony Kiddle, the Sea Cadets, the British Legion, representatives from the Mercury Mall including their Breakfast Club who have knitted hundreds of poppies and school children from Parklands school, all stood shoulder to shoulder.
Mercury Mall manager Spencer Hawken told the Havering Daily:
“It is great to be involved in an important event such as this. It’s really lovely that our ladies from the Breakfast Club are so dedicated that they have literally spent hundreds of hours knitting poppies to contribute”.
The Breakfast Club ladies handed over their knitted poppies to Havering’s Mayor Councillor Michael Deon Burton.
Check out the video here.