Poppy Appeal set to launch amid Remembrance services in Grantham

Poppy Appeal set to launch
Poppy Appeal set to launch
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Soldiers who fought for their country will be remembered during annual Remembrance events happening in Grantham in the coming days.

The first service will be held on the St Peter’s Hill green on Sunday, for the opening of the Garden of Remembrance, at 11.30am.

This marks the launch the Poppy Appeal. Stalls will be set up selling poppies in the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre, on St Peter’s Hill green, in Asda and in Sainsbury’s from Monday.

On Wednesday, pupils of St Anne’s Primary School will visit Grantham Crematorium for their annual Remembrance service, led by the Rev David Shenton, vicar of St Anne’s Church. The service will begin at 11am and will include th children placing crosses on the graves of fallen heroes, as well as a two-minute silence and playing of The Last Post.

On Saturday, November 7, Poppy Appeal organiser Grace Knightall will be selling poppies at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium during a Grantham Town football match, for the first time. There will also be a two-minute silence.

Then on Sunday, November 8 will be the Remembrance parade through Grantham town centre.

Roads will close (Wharf Road, St Peter’s Hill, High Street, Vine Street and Swinegate) during the parade, which will leave the bus station at 10.20am, led by the RAF Waddington Pipe Band.

They will march to St Wulfram’s Church where a service will take place and wreaths laid at the war memorial in the churchyard.

The parade back through town will begin at around 12.30pm. Families are invited to line the streets to pay their respects to those killed during conflicts.

Finally, the Garden of Remembrance on St Peter’s Hill will close at 11am on Wednesday, November 11.