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Wooden poppies and silhouettes all in aid of charity

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21 OCT

Wooden poppies and silhouettes all in aid of charity

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A moorlands couple have been getting creative again to help raise cash for charity. Alan and Anita Fowell, who live in Werrington, began getting creative for charity during last year’s lockdowns in making themed wooden decorations which they went on to sell with all proceeds going to charity.

A moorlands couple have been getting creative again to help raise cash for charity.

Alan and Anita Fowell, who live in Werrington, began getting creative for charity during last year’s lockdowns in making themed wooden decorations which they went on to sell with all proceeds going to charity.

The couple have raised almost £5,000 so far which has been split between a number of different charities.

They started with Thanksgiving and Remembrance poppies last year and continued with mini Christmas trees and snowflakes during the festive period, then Valentine’s decorations, before moving to making flowers and bunnies for this year’s Easter period.

Now, Alan and Anita are back lovingly creating poppies and, this time, also silhouettes for this year’s Remembrance commemorations – with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion poppy appeal.

Alan said: “The cost of the items is by donation but as a guide small poppies £1.50, large £3.50, silhouettes £4.50 – £10, but these figures are a guide only and any donation is appreciated with funds going to the Royal British Legion poppy appeal.

Following on from last year where we made just 30 poppies, this year we have made 300 along with Tommy, Battleship and Spitfire silhouettes so we would hope to raise more than last year’s total of £74.31.

With our previous efforts with our little wooden creations where we have donated funds to Dougie Mac, British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia UK, we look forward to the local community, friends and family paying us a visit to 32 Moss Park Avenue in Werrington and donating to this worthy cause.”

Alan added: “If anyone is unable to collect from us, I am sure that we can come to a suitable solution and together build upon the almost £5,000 that we have so far raised.”

Anyone interested in purchasing any of Alan and Anita’s charity creations can send them a message via Facebook or pop by to their home in Werrington.

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