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Eye-catching Remembrance poppy display created by patients at Bromsgrove's New Haven unit

Tristan Harris 11th Nov, 2017 Updated: 11th Nov, 2017

PATIENTS from Bromsgrove’s New Haven mental health unit have been painting some eye-catching poppies in the run up to Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

 

The wooden symbols were modelled on the hand-crafted ceramic ones used as part of the breathtaking 2014 ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ artwork at the Tower of London to commemorate the start of the First World War.

The wooden poppy shapes were provided by New Opportunities Worcestershire and were sanded, painted, decorated and constructed by patients on Woodland and Athelon ward.

They were put on their wooden green stalks and have now been displayed in the New Haven garden.

Clare McFadyen, an occupational therapist at New Haven, told The Standard: “The response from the patients has been great.

“It has been a very therapeutic and purposeful activity.”

The completed poppies will be sold on to raise funds for the Bromsgrove Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

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