With are very grateful to our many sponsors and supporters for their help and advice.
The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire The Clergy, Staff and Parishioners of The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick
Michael Morpurgo, Author The St Mary's Hall Trust, Warwick The Court Leet of Warwick
Warwick Royal British Legion
Western Front Association, Heart of England Branch Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association Chris White Councillor Christine Cross
Hugh and Felicity Furber
Steve Pailes Linda Edwards The Quilters Den Warwick Woodloes Park Evening Townswomen's Guild James Cooper Creative Mrs Avril Walker The Gap, Warwick Councillor Rich Eddy Mrs Clare Sawdon, Warwickshire High Sheriff 2018/19 Booker Wholesale HSBC, Warwick The Arts Society, Leamington Spa Branch 1368 Squadron ATC The Master, Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick Words Warwickshire Machine Knitters Guild 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts Priors House Leamington Sew Arty Kenilworth Linda Scannell, photography Leamington and Warwick Soroptimists International Warwick Tourist Information St John's House Museum - Royal Warwickshire Regiment of Fusiliers Museum Westgate Primary School Ferncumbe CofE Primary School Warwick District Council Warwickshire County Council Warwickshire Federation of Womens Institutes Mrs Mary Lou Deutsch Warwick Yeomanry Museum Royal Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Kings High School, Warwick Unlocking Warwick Warwick Chamber of Trade Warwick Royal Naval Association Warwick Wools Warwick Book Shop Market Hall Museum, Warwick Royal Fabrics and Haberdashery, Leamington Coopers Estate Agents, Coventry Adrian Barton, Warwick District Remembers Ridgeway School The Reverend Stuart Richards CF. Chaplain, 1st Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
A selection of comments received in response to our campaign planning and the Launch event on 5th September 2017:
“Sounds a wonderful idea” ……….. Michael Morpurgo.
“Really lovely idea”.
“The Warwick Poppies Tribute sounds like a great project for the town to mark the centenary of the end of WW1 next year”.
“We all agreed it will be a wonderful event”
"What a brill idea .. would love to help as much as possible"
"I would love the children and staff to be involved in your project - it is such a wonderful thing to do"
"Your project sounds really exciting"
"I have already contacted my mother in law who has agreed to knit some poppies for the event. I will also get her to ask he knitting circle to help out for you."
"1368 Squadron (Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa) of the Air Training Corps will be delighted to get involved with this hand crafted poppies scheme."
I am writing on behalf of Bishop Christopher to thank you for your kind invitation to this very impressive launch.
On behalf of Margaret, Jeryl, Christine and myself, I would like to say thank you for inviting us to the launch of Warwick Poppies last night. The evening was well planned, well attended and it was lovely to be a part of. We are so looking forward to being involved in this wonderful project. Kind regards, Veronica, Warwickshire Federation of Trustees.
Tuesday evening went really, really well
I would like to thank and congratulate you and your team for such an outstanding event at St Mary’s on Tuesday. The church looked magnificent and I was pleased that the initiative already has captured the community’s imagination. The lighting and posters were most effective. There is obviously a long way to go, but I think the concept came over very clearly!
Many many congratulations on a superb launch event on Tuesday. We were all blown away with it in terms of impact and organisation ! Very well done indeed . And thank you for your massive support for the Royal British Legion as always.
It was so lovely to be playing in such wonderful surroundings for such a special occasion It was a fantastic start. Well done to you and all the others involved in the organisation.
The evening was well planned, well attended and it was lovely to be a part of. We are so looking forward to being involved in this wonderful project.
Very professional! Excited to see the event take shape next year!