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Jackson Family Helping Pershore Sea Cadet's WW1 Centenary Project

Jackson Family Funeral Directors, Pershore are delighted to have been asked by the Sea Cadets to help with the final stage of their World War 1, centenary project, selling the poppies to raise funds for the cadets to visit the National Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The centenary project saw the cadets create a stunning display of handmade poppies near to the war memorial in Pershore Abbey. The display was designed to commemorate the servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during not just the First World War but in all conflicts. Each poppy was individually made by the Pershore Sea Cadets, from recycled plastic bottles collected during their 'Scrap Plastic' campaign earlier this year.

To create the poppies, the bottom of a plastic bottle was removed, painted, insertions made and heated to form the poppy shape. The centre was drawn on by hand and threaded to create the illusion of a waterfall. In total, 400 were made featuring the names all Pershore's fallen and the cadets who created them.

Matthew Jackson, Pershore funeral director explained "My wife and I took our children to Pershore Abbey for the remembrance service and the display had a great visual impact of respect and remembrance.To be able turn old plastic bottles into a well-received public memorial shows the ingenuity of Pershore Sea Cadets. As a member of the Association of Green Funeral Directors, their focus on the environmental impact of plastic waste is highly commendable and they should feel very proud of what they have achieved. I was an army cadet during my school days, so feel quite privileged to have been asked to help sell the poppies and hope we can raise as much as possible for their visit to the National Arboretum."

The poppies will be arriving at Jackson Family Funeral Directors, 68 High Street, Pershore on Monday, 26th November 2018. The cost is a suggested donation on £1 per poppy and are likely to sell fast, if you wish to reserve one please call 01386 552724 or email office@jacksonfamilyfunerals.com.

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