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19 May 2014

Plant some unique poppies at the Tower of London

The Tower of London needs volunteers to plant some unique poppies. SSAFA is part of a unique commemorative event at the Tower of London and everyone is invited to get involved.


Plant some unique poppies at the Tower of London

The Tower of London and SSAFA need your help to plant some unique poppies. This year SSAFA is part of a unique commemorative event at the Tower of London to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

On 5 August the Tower’s moat will be turned entirely red through the installation of over 800,000 ceramic poppies, each one beautifully handmade in the studio of artist Paul Cummins. The ceramic poppies will be available to buy for £25 each from 5 August 2014 and the net proceeds, which we hope will be in excess of £15m if all poppies are sold, will be shared equally amongst SSAFA and five other service charities.

Now SSAFA and the Tower need your help. With over 800,000 poppies to plant, there is a big job to do and everyone is invited to get involved.

More information about volunteering and what is involved.

Due to the nature of the work, all volunteers must be age 18 or over and in good physical health.

How to sign up

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SSAFA are not able to register volunteers to plant poppies. If you'd like to volunteer make sure you sign up with the Tower of London.

For groups of six or more

Email poppyvolunteers@hrp.org.uk for more information about registering a group to volunteer.