Poppy rocks in Royston this summer

PUBLISHED: 14:40 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:41 06 August 2018

The Poppy Rocks initiative has started in Royston. Picture: Lorraine McCleod

The Poppy Rocks initiative has started in Royston. Picture: Lorraine McCleod

Archant

Over the summer holidays, the Royston & District Poppy Appeal team are running ‘Poppy rocks’ – a spin off to Royston Rocks movement which has been sweeping the town.

Lorraine McCleod, who spearheads the poppy appeal effort in the town has organised the initiative where those taking part each paint a poppy on a rock and their allocated number on the other side.

They then take a picture of their rock and upload it to the Facebook page, before hiding the rocks in town.

When a rock is found, the finder can look in a folder in the library to check what soldier they have, as each numbered rock corresponds to a soldier from the war memorial. They then hide it again.

Lorraine said: “It has been popular so far with around 300 rocks, but more are welcome. Anyone with any extra information on the soldiers can add to the folder too.”

Anyone that wishes to take part should go to the Royston Poppy Appeal Facebook page, email roystonpoppyteam@gmail.com or text 07906 241609.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Royston Crow. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Royston Crow