Poppies to appear at marina this weekend
PUBLISHED: 08:00 03 November 2018
Poppies will start appearing on a Portishead sculpture this weekend in a bid to raise thousands for charity.
David Prout hopes to honour the heroes who gave their lives in World War One 100 years later by raising £10,000 for the Royal British Legion.
He has been calling on businesses and organisations to sponsor one of 100 poppies – which will be placed on Full Fathom Five sculpture at the marina – for £100 each.
The first poppies will be adorned on the sculpture on Sunday and will remain for a fortnight.
Mr Prout told the Times: “It really is humbling to receive so much support, particularly from local schools, four of whom have already signed up for a poppy
“St Peter’s Primary School was one of our first supporters, and it has enthusiastically helped to recruit the others.”
To sponsor a poppy log on to www.100poppies.weebly.com