intu Lakeside launches Poppy Appeal with creative Poppy wall
intu Lakeside launches a Poppy wall in the centre, designed by local school students as part of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2019.
To honour Remembrance Day and all who lost their lives, schools across Essex including Woodside Academy, West Horndon Primary School, Treetops School, Stifford Clays Primary School and visitors of the 2019 Orsett Show, all designed over 2,000 poppies using recycled plastic bottles.
The Poppy wall, which can be found on Level 1 opposite River Island, was launched on Friday 25th October by Grays Thurrock Royal British Legion, Terry Piccolo – Mayor of Thurrock, Sabine Oakley – treasurer of the Grays and Thurrock Royal British Legion, local schools and intu Lakeside staff.
Howard Oldstein, centre director at intu Lakeside, said: “The Poppy wall signifies our respect and honor to the fallen heroes who bravely gave their lives. I’d like to thank all the children who worked so hard to make the poppies and Grays Thurrock Royal British Legion who work with us every year. I’d especially like to thank Sabine, who taught all the school children how to make the poppies, the wall wouldn’t have been possible without her efforts.”
Natasha, Year 5 pupil from Stifford Clays Primary School, said: “It was a brilliant project. I learned how to make poppies and we thought about the soldiers who died in the War”.
If you would like to donate to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2019, please visit the Royal British Legion stand in the centre on Level 1 outside Marks and Spencer. intu Lakeside will also be honoring Remembrance Day with a two minutes silence on Sunday 10th and Monday 11th November.