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At this time of year our thoughts are drawn to those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and this year Wigan Rotary Club has decided to try and remember them in a more public way.

Rotary President Mervyn Reeves explained ‘we would like anyone who has lost a relative, friend, work colleague or neighbour in conflict to come to The Grand Arcade on the weekend of Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November and write that person’s story on an A4 sized poppy. This will then be displayed in Wigan Town Centre for the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday so that members of the public can read about the person, how and where they served, and how they met their death.’

He continued ‘we hope this way members of the public will be interested and humbled by the stories they read.’

The initiative has received the approval of John Harker the Armed Forces Strategic Manager for Wigan Council and The Veterans Centre. Anyone who is unable to get to The Grand Arcade can go to the centre during the week where the poppies will be available to be completed.

If you need more information you can contact Wigan Rotary Club on 07813 471000 or email [email protected]