‘Fulwood Poppies’ a fitting tribute to those who have fallen

Posted on - 15th November, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, History, Preston News
An amazing window display.

Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day looked a little different for everyone this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.


People were not able to pick up a poppy easily like they have been able to in previous years, but The Royal British Legion are still accepting donations.

To raise awareness of this, Fulwood-based Sophie Cookson encouraged her local area to display poppies in their windows, and to donate to the cause.

Read more:Meet the former Harris Park governor who installed the Fulwood war memorial

The fundraiser was affectionately known as ‘Fulwood Poppies’ but all people across Preston were encouraged to participate.

Take a trip down Memory Lane below

The goal was to raise funds and to bring the community together at this difficult time.

Sophie has raised over £200 for The Royal British Legion, in a year where donations are vital to charities.

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How did you celebrate Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day this year? Let us know in the comments below.

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