Fort Nelson needs volunteers for ceramic poppy display

The iconic display of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London
The iconic display of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London
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VOLUNTEERS are needed to help care for a ceramic poppy sculpture.

In April the Royal Armouries Museum, at Fort Nelson in Fareham, will be hosting Wave as part of a UK tour.

The sculpture, Wave, is made of 11,000 ceramic poppies from the Tower of London’s Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red display.

The museum will be recruiting for a number of volunteer positions for the 10 weeks the sculpture is on display at Fort Nelson.

Volunteers will form a key part of the on-site team, with roles primarily based outdoors, welcoming visitors and making sure everyone has a safe and memorable visit.

Caroline Oswald, poppies volunteer co-ordinator, said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to support the presentation of Wave before it becomes part of the permanent collections at Imperial War Museums.

‘We hope to build a team of friendly, outgoing volunteers to deliver excellent visitor experience to those coming to see this powerful sculpture.

‘The poppies have captured the public imagination on a national and international scale, and the presentation at Fort Nelson offers volunteers a once in a lifetime chance to be part of this project in a place of special resonance with the First World War.’

Wave will be on show from April 13 until June 24.

To register an interest in volunteering email volunteering@armouries.org.uk or call Caroline on 01329 848 516.