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Remembrance poppy project winners honoured at special presentation

PUBLISHED: 10:43 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:43 22 October 2018

Westley School picked up an award for their '100 Origami Poppies' Picture: JO SWEETMAN

Westley School picked up an award for their '100 Origami Poppies' Picture: JO SWEETMAN

Jo Sweetman 2015

Award winners from Bury in Bloom’s Crafty Poppies competition were announced at a special presentation held last week.

Jason Black and Ryan Pettit from The Bright Stars Club Picture: JO SWEETMANJason Black and Ryan Pettit from The Bright Stars Club Picture: JO SWEETMAN

The competition – to produce a poppy-themed creation on the subject of the remembrance poppy – received more than 100 entries on its dedicated Facebook page.

The competition was run by The Crafty Foxes with sponsorship from Hawksmoor Investment Management.

Winners were as follows: The Hawskmoor Special Award – ‘Collage Poppy’ by Megan Hinton, The Bury in Bloom Award – ‘Silent Sands’ by Poppy Ann and Sue Shand, Suffolk Regimental Museum Award – ‘In memory of George’ by Monica Hobson, The Crafty Foxes Award – ‘Shrinky Dink Art’ by Nita Fordham, The Hawksmoor Award – ‘100 Origami Poppies’ by Westley School.

Winners from the Field of Poppies project – which involved designing and making 150 poppies from recycled materials for the town’s Abbey Gardens – were: Jason Black and Ryan Pettit, from the Bright Stars Club, and Jessica Samuel from Sextons Manor Primary School.

Niya Paul with organisers from the Crafty Foxes Picture: JO SWEETMANNiya Paul with organisers from the Crafty Foxes Picture: JO SWEETMAN

Michelle Freeman, from The Crafty Foxes, said: “We were really delighted at the number and standard of the entries we had this year, everyone enjoyed the presentation evening and I must thank Max Weatherby from Hawksmoor for being such a great sponsor as he joined in two of the workshops and made poppies himself.”

Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom coordinator, said: “This was a lovely way to remember those that had served in The Great War, many of the pieces created had poignant family history that inspired the artwork.”

Nita Fordham with organisers from the Crafty Foxes  Picture: Jo SweetmanNita Fordham with organisers from the Crafty Foxes Picture: Jo Sweetman

Megan Hinton with Max Weatherby Picture: JO SWEETMANMegan Hinton with Max Weatherby Picture: JO SWEETMAN

Monica Hobson and Max Weatherby Picture: JO SWEETMANMonica Hobson and Max Weatherby Picture: JO SWEETMAN

Poppy Ann and Sue Shard, who won the Bury in Bloom Award, with Melanie Lesser and Max Weatherby Picture: JO SWEETMANPoppy Ann and Sue Shard, who won the Bury in Bloom Award, with Melanie Lesser and Max Weatherby Picture: JO SWEETMAN

Jessica Samuel, from Sexton's Manor Primary School, at the awards Picture: JO SWEETMANJessica Samuel, from Sexton's Manor Primary School, at the awards Picture: JO SWEETMAN

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