Children's Poppy pictures needed to help people who are isolated and lonely in Wellingborough and Rushden

The pictures will be sent out so they can be displayed in windows just like the Rainbow drawings during the pandemic

Friday, 9th October 2020, 6:00 am
The charity is appealing for Poppies pictures drawn by children

Children are being invited to draw a Poppy picture to help people combat their isolation and loneliness as Remembrance Day approaches.

Nene Valley Community Action (NVCA) runs a befriender project to try and make a difference to isolated people living in Wellingborough and East Northants.

But with many of this year's Remembrance services and events being scaled back or cancelled due to Covid-19, the charity has come up with a way to help people mark the occasion safely from their own homes.

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A spokesman for NVCA, which is based in Rushden, said: "Due to Covid, Remembrance parades have been cancelled this year.

"Therefore, why not ask your child to colour a Poppy picture that can be forwarded to our clients?

"They will then display this in their window just like the rainbow drawings.

"Receiving a picture will help combat their isolation and loneliness during this difficult time."

If your child, school or youth group would like to submit some Poppy pictures, call NVCA on 01933 313526 or email [email protected] for more details.

Pictures can also be sent directly to Nene Valley Community Action, 7, West Street, Rushden, NN10 0RT, by Thursday, November 5.

To read more about Rushden Town Council's decision to scale back this year's Remembrance Sunday service, click here.

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