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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Most Read

Latest from the Royston Crow

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists