Knitted poppies brighten Milngavie’s Garden of Remembrance

Knitted poppy display in Milngavie
Knitted poppy display in Milngavie

Milngavie precinct has been transformed into a beautiful Garden of Remembrance to raise money for the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

The Garden honours those who have lost their lives in conflict since the First World War and will display 20 hand-crafted wreaths, along with two thousand beautiful, hand-made, single knitted poppies,

Knitted poppies in Milngavie precinct

Knitted poppies in Milngavie precinct

Each poppy in this wonderful and vibrant display has been skillfully made by the ladies of Milngavie’s United Free Church Craft Group, St Luke’s Church, Friends of Milngavie and Milngavie in Bloom.

The 20 wreaths were positioned and secured by Men’s Sheds of Kirkintilloch.

Stephen Shires, the Regional Fundraiser for Poppy Scotland said: “We are always excited to hear of new ways to support the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

“Milngavie in Bloom and Milngavie Business Improvement District are going the extra mile this year with their wonderful hand-crafted Poppy wreath’s display.

Knitted poppies at Milngavie Garden of Remembrance

Knitted poppies at Milngavie Garden of Remembrance

“The money raised from this project will make a huge difference to the Armed Forces Community across Scotland such as helping disabled veterans with mobility issues or helping a veteran finding a new job.”

To raise funds for the appeal, Milngavie in Bloom in conjunction with Milngavie Business Improvement District (BID) and Poppy Scotland are encouraging local businesses to make a donation to sponsor one of the 12 wreaths. So far; Fantoosh Fish, Milngavie Dental Care, Home Instead, Shelter, Reid’s of Milngavie, Campbell Jewellers Milngavie and Our Buzz have all sponsored a wreath.

Milngavie BID coordinator, Ania Surma said; “The BID is proud to lend support to such a wonderful and worthwhile cause. In addition to this, the process of creating the display has not only brought the community together, but has helped to enhance the look of Milngavie town centre.”

The BID is also encouraging members of local community to visit the online donation page at; http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MilngaviePoppyDisplay.

Knitted poppies at Milngavie Garden of Remembrance

Knitted poppies at Milngavie Garden of Remembrance