Crafting volunteers donate hundreds of handmade poppies for Brierley Hill Poppy Appeal

Local crafting volunteers have donated hundreds of handmade fabric poppies in support of this year's Poppy Appeal fund-raising in Brierley Hill.

The poppies were handed over by Lisa Maidment, Chair of Trustees at Crafting for Communities, and received by Cllrs Adam Davies and Wayne Little to staff the Royal British Legion stand at Asda Brierley Hill. Cllr Davies said:

"Remembrance is about remembering the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life; as well as helping our veterans and their families with the funds raised through people’s generosity during the Poppy Appeal.

"That’s why we’re so grateful to Lisa and all of the fantastic volunteers at Crafting for Communities for their time and effort making these poppies – helping boost the funds collected and showing support for our veterans and serving members of our country’s Armed Forces.” 

The stand is located just past the tills at Asda Brierley Hill and is once again being staffed by local volunteers organised by Brierley Hill Community Forum.

A voluntary schedule of Forum members, the ward councillors, local MP Mike Wood and other volunteers will be staffing the stand right through till the end of this year’s Poppy Appeal. 

Lisa Maidment, Chair of Trustees and CEO of Crafting for Communities, said:

"We at Crafting for Communities are so very proud to be supporting this Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Brierley Hill for another year.

"Our makers love making the poppies each year. And because last year the badges went down so well, we wanted to make more.

"We also have a postbox topper at Stourbridge Junction Railway Station, with a remembrance theme. And we are continuing to put poppy badges for commuters to take. The public have been so kind, and sent donations which we look forward to passing over very soon."


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