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Remembrance Poppy Competition 2018

Poignant poppy inspired artwork

Poignant artwork has been created as part of a ‘crafty’ competition to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The contest, organised by The Crafty Foxes in partnership with Bury in Bloom, saw artists of all ages create pieces based on the Remembrance poppy.

Organisers received more than 100 entries on the competition’s Facebook page and free workshops were held in the Abbey Gardens over the summer.

Among the winners were Megan Hinton, who scooped the Hawksmoor Special Award for her ‘Collage Poppy’ made at the public workshop.

Poppy Ann and her nanny Sue Shand won the Bury in Bloom award for their ‘Silent Sands’ piece.

The Suffolk Regimental Museum accolade went to Monica Hobson for her work ‘In Memory of George’.

‘Shrinky Dink Art’ by Nita Fordham was recognised with the Crafty Foxes award.

Westley School’s ‘100 Origami Poppies’ won the Hawksmoor award.

The winners were picked by Max Weatherby, of sponsor Hawksmoor Investment Management; Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator; Tim Davies, volunteer at the Suffolk Regimental Museum and Michelle Freeman, of The Crafty Foxes.

The Field of Poppie s winners, chosen by staff at The Flower Hut on Angel Hill, were Jason Black and Ryan Pettit, both from the Bright Stars Club; Jessica Samuel, from Sexton’s Manor Primary, and Niya Paul, who attends St Benedict’s Catholic School.

Michelle, of Crafty Foxes, said: “We were really delighted at the number and standard of the entries we had this year.

“Everyone enjoyed the presentation evening and I must thank Max Weatherby from Hawksmoor for being such a great sponsor as he joined in two of the workshops and made poppies himself.”

Left: Megan Hinton scooped a special award for her Collage Poppy, Right: Monica Hobson and Max Weatherby, of Hawksmoor Investment Management.

Left: Nita Fordham, winner of The Crafty Foxes Award, Right: Max Weatherby, of Hawksmoor Investment Management, Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom co-ordinator, Poppy Ann and her nanny Sue Shand.

Left: Work by Westley School, Right: Pupils from Westley School with Max Weatherby, of Hawksmoor Investment anagement .

Bury Free Press, Friday, October 19, 2018

Pictures from some of The Crafty Poppies Workshops

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