A fundraising page has been launched to help the Marlow Royal British Legion.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, plans for this year’s Remembrance Service have been cancelled due to fears regarding social distancing.

Instead, so that the charity do not miss out on vital funds, those at Marlow Poppies have decided to create 3,000 crocheted handmade poppies, which will be hidden all over the town’s high street.

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Once a member of the public finds one, they are encouraged to make a donation of their choice to the charity.

Each handmade poppy will be dedicated to a local serviceman or woman who paid the ultimate sacrifice when fighting for the country.

The target is to raise £3,000 for the charity, which is £1 for each poppy that has been made.

So far, £205 has been raised.

The poppies will be hidden along the street at the start of November.

A small excerpt from the fundraising page said: “This year, due to the many changes in social contact, it has not been possible for the Marlow British Legion to hold their usual fundraising events.

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“Now that we approach Remembrance Day, there will be a huge impact on their volunteers with collection boxes.

“As we are celebrating the 75th anniversary since the end of WW2, Marlow Poppies have been busy throughout the year and will be leaving crocheted poppies in Marlow High Street at the beginning of November for people to find.”

It was also confirmed that there will be a display of the homemade poppies on the All Saints Church railings and on the Higginson Park railings by the Causeway.

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If you would like to donate to the online fundraiser, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/marlow-poppies.