MORE than 250 specially made poppies will be hidden across Marlow as we approach Remembrance Sunday.

Created by Marlow Poppies, the flowers have been crocheted by hand with each one being dedicated to a local serviceman who lost their life during the First World War.

Each poppy will be hidden across the High Street from November 1 up until November 10, and will include a note remembering the serviceman the flower is dedicated to.

Once a poppy has been found, the person is expected to make a donation of their choice the Royal British Legion.

Let us know if you find one! Why not send us a picture of where you found it?

The co-founder of Marlow Poppies told the Bucks Free Press: “I went to Auschwitz five years ago and I was so moved by what I saw that I wanted to do my bit for those who lost their lives.

“I went the same time when we had the century poppies in London and by the time I got back, they were all gone.

“So I thought it’d be a good idea to make the poppies and sell them with all the money going to the RBL."

Between 1914 to 1918, around 860,000 to 1,011,000 British people lost their lives in World War One, where people died from military injuries, combat injuries, malnutrition, severe causes of flu or being missing in action.

Not long after the conclusion of the Great War, poppies were planted in the battlefields where servicemen had fought and lost their lives during the four-year conflict.

The poppy has been worn by the British people to remember those who fought for our freedom since 1921, with the flower being trademarked by the Royal British Legion.

The co-founder of Marlow Poppies added: “The poppies will be placed around Marlow for people to find from this weekend onwards.

“When someone finds a poppy I would like them to wear it with pride and when passing a collection box to make a donation.

“I’ve been making the poppies for a couple of months and the people of Marlow are very good people, and something like this will hopefully get a good community spirit going around the town.”

All the money raised will go to the Royal British Legion.

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