Create a Poppy Field

Everyone’s invited to help ‘Create a Poppy Field’ at Beacon Park on Saturday 8 March, between 10.30am and 3pm.

To mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, along with the Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks, Lichfield District Council is creating a field of poppies at Beacon Park.

Following a sponsored Halloween fancy dress day last year to raise money for the poppy field, the council’s parks team collected more than £400 and is now inviting everyone to roll up their sleeves to help prepare the ground and seed the area.

Councillor Andrew Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “A field of poppies is such a fitting way to pay tribute to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. It will be a stunning addition to Beacon Park, and I am sure plenty of people will join in the event.

“I would like to thank everyone for contributing so generously to the project and to our Countryside and Parks Conservation Group who will be joining the other volunteers on the day.”

The Create a Poppy Field day will take place on Saturday 8 March 2014, from 10.30am to 3pm, at Beacon Park, towards the northern end of a stretch of grass just beyond the golf course.

All are welcome to this free volunteering day, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothing and gardening gloves.

To find out more about this event, please email or call 01543 308867.