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 or call Caroline on 01329 848 516.