Community joins together to create amazing poppy wall at Falkirk park

The majority of Remembrance events may have fallen victim to COVID-19 but the virus cannot stop people enjoying the poppy wall in Dollar Park.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 4:11 pm

In response to restrictions on people’s Remembrance activities this year the local Cyrenians charity created a community project anyone could contribute to.

The response they got was excellent, with scores of volunteers knitting or crocheting poppies to be included in the wall in plenty of time for Remembrance Sunday and Remembrance Day.

A Cyrenians spokesperson said: “It was a great way for people to contribute to their community from the comfort of their own home. We have been absolutely blown away by the interest it has generated and, as a result of that response, we have been able to create a poppy wall within the walled garden in Dollar Park , by attaching the poppies to our reddogwood.

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Dollar Park's walled garden is now home to an amazing poppy wall created by a Cyrenians community project and is avalaible for everyone to see until November 12

“For many people this is the first time they have knitted or crocheted and the project has generated a lot of community spirit on the walled garden Facebook page. The poppies we have received are all different and beautiful just like the people they are to represent and we can’t thank people enough for their time in making them.”

The poppy wall will be available for the public to see from Thursday, November 5 until Thursday, November 12.

When they are not creating poppy walls, the Cyrenians support those excluded from family, home, work or community and deliver solutions for homelessness, working from their base in Dollar Park’s renovated Arnotdale House.

The Cyrenians' amazing Poppy Wall in Dollar Park's walled garden

Cyrenians specialise in working with offenders to give them skills to get into employment and away from substance abuse and reoffending.

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