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Community creates waterfall of poppies

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More than 50 people from Queens Cross Network have created a waterfall of poppies for display at a church in Amblecote ahead of Remembrance.

For the last 12 months, people with a disability who attend the Dudley Council-run centre have been busy creating poppies from the bottom of recyclable plastic bottles.

Together they have made hundreds of poppies, which are now on their way to Amblecote Holy Trinity Church.  

The poppies will be draped outside the church as part of Armistice and Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

They will act as a physical tribute to those who have lost their lives in service and honour those who continue to serve in the armed forces.

Cabinet member with service users and staff from Queens Cross with the poppies

From left to right: Councillor Natalie Neale, Chris Slinn, chairman of disability in action, Michelle Hill, support worker at Queens Cross Network, Paul Astley, assistant team manager at Queens Cross Network and Sam Harris Vice chairman of disability in action.

Councillor Natalie Neale, cabinet member for adult social care, said:

I was lucky enough to pop in and meet some of those involved in this wonderful project and see the poppies before they left for the church.
I was overwhelmed with the creativity and dedication shown to bring this project to life.
The blanket of poppies is a timely reminder of both remembrance and hope for a peaceful future.
I would like to thank the network for their hard work and commitment and all those involved for making this happen.

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