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Region supports 2015 launch of the poppy appeal

PUBLISHED: 06:30 26 October 2015

The Poppy Wall is open to the public again in the Vancouver Quarter in King's Lynn Town Centre - Ellie Foster (12), places a poppy on the wall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Poppy Wall is open to the public again in the Vancouver Quarter in King's Lynn Town Centre - Ellie Foster (12), places a poppy on the wall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2015

It stands proudly for all to see and be a part of.

A commemorative mural remembering those who fought in conflicts since 1914 has been unveiled in King’s Lynn.

Passers-by are being encouraged, until November 7, to pin poppies on to a wall and it is hoped that, by the end of the Remembrance period, thousands will adorn it.

The mural scheme, which also ran last year, is housed in the Vancouver Quarter in the Sue Ryder shop.

Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter centre manager, said: “We were really keen to run this mural again because it is important that the memory of those who fought and died for freedom continues to live on and is passed on from generation to generation.”

The unveiling was attended by the mayor of West Norfolk, Colin Manning, and the deputy mayor David Whitby attended a poppy appeal launch at the Sainsbury’s at Hardwick, King’s Lynn.

It comes as a number of other poppy appeal initiatives also got under way. The Royal British Legion’s Thorpe Branch launched its annual appeal on Saturday at Sainsbury’s supermarket, Pound Lane, while in Lowestoft, the district branch was active in the town, taking donations and speaking to passers-by about the importance of the campaign.

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