River of Poppies

A special ceremony took place in Haywards Heath on Sunday 15th July to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War.  Hand-made Poppies were planted at the Orchards Centre in Haywards Heath and Tina Fox and her son Daniel, who attends sessions at our Charity,  were invited to represent our Charity by planting one of the poppies.  Daniel planted his poppy along with the Mayor of Haywards Heath, Jim Knight.  

The event commenced with a parade through the High Street by the Burgess Hill Marching Band and was attended by members of the Royal British Legion, Veterans, Cadets, Scouts and Girl Guides.  This was followed by a day of entertainment for families with jazz singing, dancing, drama and games and stalls.  

We would like to thank Sylvia Harris and Jim Knight for all their support in choosing Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity as one of the chosen charites to benefit from the event. Thank you also to Tina and Daniel for attending on behalf of the Charity.  


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