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Knitting enthusiast gets creative for Royal British Legion poppy appeal
A knitting enthusiast has been busy creating sparkly woollen poppies to sell in aid of the Royal British Legion.
Phyllis Ramage, 44, of Edgware, came up with her own knitting pattern which she is also selling in the hope of raising as much cash as possible for this year’s poppy appeal.
She said: “Last year I was getting cheesed-off with my paper poppy because it was so flimsy. I wanted something more permanent that would last longer and so I decided to design my own.
“My mother-in-law was a nurse in the Second World War and my father-in-law was a captain, so the RBL is something that’s quite close to home.”
The mother-of-two will be helped out by her daughters Joy Mutua, 22, and Georgina Ramage, 14, who will sell the poppies to colleagues and friends.
Mrs Ramage said: “I’m hoping that once one person is seen wearing one, others will want one as well.”
The poppies made with silver wool are being sold for £3.50, and Mrs Ramage is also making plain woollen ones for £2.50. The handmade designs can be bought on the shopping website, eBay, and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to RBL.
RBL supports serving members of the Armed Forces, veteran and their families.