Armed forces given poppy seed cards to launch project

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SPECIAL poppy seed cards have been handed out to mark the beginning of a new project.

Members of the armed forces were presented with the cards at HMS Collingwood to mark the start of Fareham Borough Council’s Remember project.

The project, in partnership with the Fareham in Bloom team, will see events taking place across the borough.

These include workshops and poppy planting,

Cllr Connie Hockley, executive member for leisure and community, said: ‘It was an honour to present personnel with these poppy seed cards, which can be planted as an individual act of remembrance.

‘Our Fareham in Bloom team has organised a number of special events this year in the lead-up the centenary of the First World War,’

Further poppy seed cards will be made available to residents at locations such as garden centres, community centres and the Civic Offices.