Was it a year ago that Morecambe Poppyscatter really began in earnest?
Having commemorated the beginning of the start of the First World War they are gearing themselves up for another year of fund raising events.
This year the Poppyscatter committee are organising a trip to the battlefields of Ypres from August 20-24
The first thing on the agenda is a ten pin bowling night on Friday, March 20 at the Morecambe Superbowl. This promises to be a great family night and anyone can book for this one.
The initial scatter of the poppies in the designated flower bed at Happy Mount Park will take place on Saturday, April 6 at noon. All are invited to attend this event which will include a dedication service and the playing of the last post.
This year sees the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli and as well as this anniversary being remembered by the British Legion it will be in the background to many of the Poppyscatter activities.
This year the Poppyscatter committee are organising a trip to the battlefields of Ypres from August 20-24.
The cost of the trip is approximately £350 and includes all transport, B&B hotel accommodation and guided tours.
Another big project for the group is the creation of a calendar for 2016 which is going to be cantered around photographs of the beautiful sunsets that we are privileged to see over Morecambe Bay.
Entitled “At the going down of the sun” it hopefully will be filling a few Christmas stockings in December.
Further details of all the above mentioned events and projects can be obtained from Steve Trainor using the message facility on the Facebook page Poppyscatter Morecambe, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing him on 07807 558864.
Finally, and completely away from Poppyscatter, I would like to thank all those who attended last Monday’s Psychic Night in the York. We managed to raise £420 from admission and the raffle for St John’s Hospice.
All pubs and clubs in Morecambe are truly doing their best to help all local needs.