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MELKSHAM hospital’s secret Remembrance project has now been revealed, with the outside area transformed to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1, with thanks to hundreds of poppy donations from people across the town.
Earlier this year, Melksham Hospital’s Wiltshire Health & Care Community team sent out a plea for poppy donations to be used in the secret project.
With thousands of hand-made poppies received, the team, led by clinical lead at Melksham Hospital, Vicky Smith, were able to create their ambitious display.
Vicky was presented with flowers for her hard work and leadership on the project. She said, “It feels like I can have a bit of a break now, as poppies have taken over my life, but I’m really happy with how it turned out and so proud of everyone who joined in. Every single poppy we received has been used somewhere in the display. Last Saturday was such a great day, families and loved ones came to help us put up the display and since then, people have been coming to visit it, telling us how lovely it is.
“Thank you to every single donation of a poppy, with some people making hundreds. Thank you also to SSE across the road for helping us put the poppies on the maypole. Thank you to the Men’s Shed Melksham for the silhouette figures of the nurses and soldiers and all staff who spent their time knitting.
“A personal thank you to my mum, nan and ‘The Chicks’ for all their help and support.
“All being well and if it lasts, we hope to have the display up for the whole of November, so come and have a look!”