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A sea of red as treatment centre remembers and raises funds

November 9 2018

Hundreds of poppies were on display at the Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre this week as staff, patients and visitors remember the dead and injured of World Wars and other conflicts that have touched their community.

As well as poppies taken from the 2016 Canary Warf Art Trail, the display included 200 knitted poppies donated by the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham.

Carole Cousins, one of the display organisers, said: “So many of the team have loved ones in the armed forces, or they themselves have served.

“We wanted to commemorate the end of the First World War and the lives of the millions who died. We also want to give thanks for all those who have served while also supporting all those who are currently serving.

“The display was a beautiful and poignant reminder of the sacrifices people, both those who serve and those who are left behind, make to support freedom.”

The knitted poppies and a selection of poppies from the Royal British Legion will be available for purchase at the centre, in Beechings Way, until Remembrance Day.