Knit a poppy appeal to support brave heroes

Stuart Chambers, funeral director with Gaynor Farrar, Farrars Wool Shop pictured with a knitted poppy.

Stuart Chambers, funeral director with Gaynor Farrar, Farrars Wool Shop pictured with a knitted poppy.

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NIFTY knitting enthusiasts are being asked to offer their services and support The Royal British Legion this poppy appeal season.

Frank Wood and Sons Funeral Directors in Prince George Street Skegness, and Farrars Wool Shop in Roman Bank, have teamed up and launched an appeal to get as many people as they can to knit woolly poppy creations to sell for the charity.

The two businesses are keen to get as many people knitting in time for November as possible and the pattern can be picked up for free from Farrars or Frank Wood and Sons, with supplies being sold cheaply at Farrars itself.

Stuart Chambers, funeral director for Frank Wood and Sons, said: “We would like to sell the poppies to help raise money for this year’s appeal but we need people to get knitting so we can actually sell some as we don’t have many at the moment.

“It’s a great idea and we thought it would be something fun for people to do. They also look quite striking as well as making money for a very worthy cause.

“The patterns can be picked up here at Frank Wood and Sons, or with Gaynor Farrar and her staff at the wool shop in Roman Bank.

“Once the knitted poppies are made, we are asking people pay a minimum of a £1 donation towards them.”

Even knitting novices can give it a go and Gaynor Farrar will be on hand at the wool shop to offer advice.

She said: “It’s an excellent cause and we urge everyone to take part.”