Schol­ar­ship win­ner makes pop­pies

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MAK­ING pop­pies helps Year 6 Mt Hawthorn Pri­mary School stu­dent Aaron Cutress re­mem­ber the fallen of World War I.

He and oth­ers have been mak­ing pop­pies from cup­cake cups at An­zac Cot­tage in Mt Hawthorn. Char­ity poppy sell­ers will be out in force un­til Novem­ber 11, when the end of World War I and the ca­su­al­ties of all other wars are re­mem­bered.

“That was the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month when the sides agreed to stop fight­ing,” Aaron said.

This year he re­ceived a schol­ar­ship from An­zac Cot­tage be­cause he showed the mate­ship at­tributes of as­sis­tance, help­ful­ness and car­ing for oth­ers that char­ac­terise the An­zac spirit.

Friends of An­zac Cot­tage sec­re­tary Anne Chap­ple said the pop­pies made at the cot­tage would be placed by res­i­dents to dec­o­rate crosses re­mem­ber­ing fallen sol­diers.

“A lot of them are com­mu­nity mem­bers who have ded­i­cated the crosses to loved ones and some are for vet­er­ans from the Mt Hawthorn area they have re­searched,” she said

Pic­ture: Jon Bas­sett.

Kieran and Aaron Cutress and Elena Tay­lor have been mak­ing pop­pies.

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