Knitted poppy appeal launched for heroes

General News.
General News.

Knitting enthusiasts are being called upon again to craft poppy badges to raise money and support The Royal British Legion this appeal season.

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

“The appeal went so well last year, better than we could have imagined, and we already have 300 poppies that have been knitted but we need lots more to sell to raise money for the appeal,” said Gaynor Farrar for the wool shop.

The knitted poppy appeal managed to raise a huge £742.34 last year and Gaynor hopes they can better or match that total this year.

One again, 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. But poppies can be bought from both even if you don’t want to knit one.

Stuart Chambers, funeral director for Frank Wood and Sons, said: “We still need poppies knitted so we can sell them and raise as much money as possible for such an important cause.”

Knitting novices can give it a go and just £1 minimum donation is being asked per badge.