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The Mall’s poppy sculpture

Poppy Sculpture, made with over 5,000 Royal British Legion poppies, endorsed by the Royal British Legion, on display in Cardinal Place, Victoria, London, UK.  30/10/2013.  Made by artist Mark Humphrey, it is a model for a series of 'poppy' memorials that are planned for mass distribution to town centres across the UK.

Poppy Sculpture, made with over 5,000 Royal British Legion poppies, endorsed by the Royal British Legion, on display in Cardinal Place, Victoria, London, UK. 30/10/2013. Made by artist Mark Humphrey, it is a model for a series of 'poppy' memorials that are planned for mass distribution to town centres across the UK.

The Mall will be unveiling a poppy sculpture, to support the British Royal Legion, on Friday, August 1, at 10.30am.

The sculpture, designed by artist Mark Humphrey, can hold over 3000 poppies and shoppers can add a poppy to it for Service men and women.

Mark Humphrey said: “I wanted to create a low cost, easy to install commemoration sculpture that brings home to the public the great sacrifices that were made 100 years ago.

“The sculpture will inspire the community to mark the centenary of World War One.

“It will create a space for the public to reflect and remember those solders who lost there lives not just then but as a result more recent conflict”

Charles Byrne, director of fundraising at the Royal British Legion, said: “The sculptures are a moving tribute to the Service men and women who gave their lives in the First World War.”

The Mall’s general manager, Mark Broadhead, will be cycling the Remembrance Ride to Flanders, Belgium on Saturday, August 2, to mark the First World War centenary.

They are raising money for Help for Heroes, Luton Poppy Appeal and The Royal British Legion, the event has been organised by Love Luton.

They will cycle through the UK and arrive in Flanders on Monday, August 4, to mark the date the World War was declared.

 

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