Charity contributes to war memorial banner

September 17, 2018 by  

A charity based just outside of Ayr has offered its backing to a project to create a memorial banner marking the hundred-year anniversary of World War One ending.

Hansel is providing workshops in knitting each week from its Hi Street base in Prestwick to help with the creation of knitted poppies for the banner. These sessions take place between 2:30pm and 3:30pm every Tuesday and are open to anyone living in the area, whatever level they are at in terms of knitting skills.

The poppies made during the sessions are set to be featured on the final banner, which will be made out of camouflage netting. Once it is completed, it will be hung up in the Town Hall in Ayr in time for October’s anniversary.

Nearer the time, there will be the option of using print shops in the town to help promote the various events to mark the date, and Brooke O’Connell from the charity told a reporter from the Ayr Advertiser:

“We are hoping that local people will come along and take part in this wonderful initiative designed to mark this landmark anniversary and celebrate the sacrifices of the local heroes who served, fought and died during WW1.”

Knitting patterns will be in the store for anyone who is keen to take part but not able to attend the workshops.