To commemorate all who served, sacrificed and changed our world between 1918 and 2018, The Lexicon is installing two Poppy Displays in The Avenue.
Each of the Poppy Displays, which took 100 hours to construct, are made from more than 250 individual poppies made by ex-service men. A symbol of remembrance and hope, the striking tribute will be situated on either side of The Avenue from Thursday, November 1 – November 11.
Sue Boor, head of marketing at The Lexicon says: “With The Lexicon positioned at the centre of the community, we are pleased to recognise commemorate such an important anniversary. We will also be welcoming a number of local community groups which will be fundraising for the Royal British Legion.”
The Lexicon will be further supporting the initiative with collections throughout the town centre from October:
- October 27 – November 3:
Holy Trinity Church will be in the High Street and Braccan Walk South sharing details of the roll of honour and commemorative exhibition at the Church
- November 3:
The Girl Guides will be collecting in The Avenue, Braccan Walk North and Eagle Lane from 10am-4pm
- November 3 - 11:
Bracknell resident Dave Forest will be collecting for the Royal British Legion throughout The Lexicon
- November 10:
The Air Cadets and Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be collecting on behalf of Royal British Legion. Andrew Radgick, History Officer of The Bracknell Forest Society, will also be selling copies of his book ‘Bracknell's Great War Fallen’, with a donation being made to the Royal British Legion
- November 11:
The Royal British Legion parade will take place, starting at 11.15am