BBC Radio Humberside launches Remembrance Day tribute

BBC Radio Humberside launches Remembrance Day tribute

BBC Radio Humberside launches Remembrance Day tribute

This year BBC Radio Humberside are marking Remembrance Day by making a giant poppy mosaic, providing locals a way to pay their respects from home.

Many parades and events across the nation have already been cancelled.

But, many organisations are using technology in innovative ways to make sure those who have served our country are not forgotten.

Amid increasing restrictions and cancellations, The Royal British Legion has said that the impact on the the amount of money raised and the support given to veterans and their loved ones could be devastating.

The pandemic has led to increased restrictions in sales of poppies from shops and businesses.
Supporters of the Armed Forces have been urged to donate to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in new ways.
Some have suggested sponsored runs or hosting virtual fundraising events, which will also provide new ways to remember the fallen in the absence of official parades.
Residents in North Lincolnshire are being encouraged to take part in a doorstep silence and display poppies in their windows, as part of plans which have been redesigned to honour those that have served past and present despite the ongoing pandemic.
But, you can also support the cause by contributing to and sharing the BBC poppy mosaic.

All you need to do to get involved is write the name of the person you are remembering on a piece of card, take a photo of yourself with it and upload it here.

The photographs will then be transformed into a giant poppy which will be displayed at the REME Museum at MOD Lyneham in Wiltshire.

It will also be exhibited in Coventry as part of an exhibition in the build up to its year as UK City of Culture 2021 and 80 years to the month since more than 500 German bombers destroyed much of the city in the overnight air raid.

The deadline to send in your photos is midnight on Sunday 8 November.

The poppy will be revealed on Wednesday 11 November.