Thought For The Day – Tuesday 7th November 2023
Remembrance, Community And Inclusivity In 2023
Please bring in your 50 pence today for a poppy, if you do not have a poppy yet. Thank you so much for all your great support.
2,023 poppies have been planted by the side of Hillfields Road, in Amblecote, Stourbridge in the West Midlands.
The poppies were made over the past nine months by people living with a disability who attend “Disability in Action” at Queens Cross Network in Dudley.
The poppies are made from the bottoms of plastic bottles, which are then painted red, with the bottle top used as the centre of the flower.
The poppy installation was organised by Dudley borough councillors Paul Bradley, Pete Lee and Kamran Razzaq.
Mr. Lee said: “It is a great idea to tell the younger generation the importance as time goes on. We’ve had a massive response, people coming up and down, papping their horns, coming and taking photographs. We hope we have achieved what we wanted to do – create a lovely display.”
“Over the last nine months, we’ve been working with “Disability in Action” at Queens Cross Network to make these lovely poppies from plastic bottles,” said Mr. Razzaq. “We’ve got 2,023 of them because it’s obviously 2023 and we decided to put them at this location because it’s a busy road and residents can enjoy it. They look amazing. We’re happy with all the hard work done”, Mr. Razzaq added.