The Devon Remembers Project is proud to have supported armed services charities through the purchase of one of the iconic Tower of London ceramic poppies. This poppy is now on display at County Hall, and was formally presented prior to the March meeting of the Full County Council, by Chairman Cllr George Gribble.
There was also a presentation of a framed poem ‘The Devonshires’ Last Stand’ to Leader of the Council Cllr John Hart. The author, local war poet John Horsham recited the poem to the elected Members prior to the presentation.
Photograph: The Devon Remembers Steering Group unveil the Tower of London Poppy.
Devon Remembers received the following message from Historic Royal Palaces: ‘We are absolutely delighted to announce that the ceramic poppies from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red have all been sold, and to date over 860,000 poppies have been delivered to their new owners. A project of this size and scale has been both rewarding and challenging.
Each of the service charity partners has received a staggering £1.2m and you can find out here how they are already using this money to help their causes. We anticipate that this figure will rise even further once we complete our accounts. The project officially comes to a close on 10 April 2015 but further information and support, if required is available on the following link:
- For information about the Tower of London Remembers project, visit this page.
On behalf of the whole team and our charity partners we offer our heartfelt thanks for all your support’