Mobility store manager hand makes 400 poppies for Remembrance display

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Beactive Mobility’s store in Diss, Norfolk, has been decked with a window display inspired by the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The shopfront display features more than 400 poppies which were created by store manager, Rhona Knapp.

Ms Knapp makes the poppies from the bottoms of plastic bottles, which she melts with candles and spray paints red.

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She is continually making the poppies up until Remembrance Sunday when she finds time at home and during spare moments in the back office of the store.

Ms Knapp told a local newspaper that she was surprised by the extent of the public reaction to her work and the display.

She told the Diss Mercury: “I’m absolutely amazed by the response I’ve had from it, just that people have commented so much, it’s quite amazing.

“I think it’s a shame that we haven’t come together as a community and done something for Diss this year.

“We’ve always sold poppies here but because it’s 100 years it shouldn’t be forgotten.”

Beactive celebrated its 10th anniversary trading in August with 10% discount for customers.

To read our interview with managing director, Dave Smith, CLICK HERE.

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