Camberwell volunteers have knitted a poppy cascade for display at the Remembrance Sunday Service at Camberwell Green, on Sunday, November 12.
Crocheters from local charity Camberwell Arts have been working on the 1000-plus poppy display since February, with a little help from students at Michael Faraday Primary School, Walworth.
Camberwell Arts volunteer Debbie Allen said: “It’s great to see how knitting and crocheting skills are being used to bring people together and create something meaningful. The idea of using poppies to represent the diversity of the community and express a desire for peace is truly inspiring.”
The charity said the project aims to remember the service and sacrifice of all those who have defended the nation’s freedom and way of life.
The cascade features poppies of various colours, shapes and sizes to signify Camberwell’s cultural and ethnic diversity. It also includes white poppies, symbols of peace and a desire to end all wars.
For one month, the charity set up a stall in Butterfly Walk where they displayed the cascade when it was a work-in-progress to get the community’s involvement.