King's Lynn charity worker in call to get creative for Remembrance commemorations
A Lynn woman is calling on the community to get creative ahead of Armistice Day by making poppies from drinks bottles.
Karin Hipkin, the community support representative for the King’s Lynn and district branch of the Royal British Legion, is hoping members of the public will join her in creating the poppies, which will be attached to the railings at Lynn’s Tower Gardens.
Mrs Hipkin said: “My idea is to bring as many as possible of our local community together remembering Remembrance Sunday.
“It’s such an important year, with it being the centenary of the end of the First World War.”
She hopes the craft idea will keep families, young and old, busy during half term, while also remembering our fallen soldiers.
The poppies are created using the bottom of a one litre drinks bottle, and Mrs Hipkin has shared a tutorial video on Facebook for those who are interested.
Mrs Hipkin asks that those who create poppies to place them on the railings, including knitted ones and purple ones to represent animals lost during the conflict.
Mrs Hipkin, centre, is pictured with Lola Winter, left, and Christina Andrews, right.