Poppy love

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TO mark the cen­te­nary of Ar­mistice Day on Novem­ber 11, the Royal British Le­gion is run­ning the Paint a Poppy Chal­lenge, a joint project with the SAA, ‘the UK’S largest art com­mu­nity’ with 43,000 mem­bers. Both pro­fes­sional and am­a­teur artists are in­vited to paint a poppy and make a do­na­tion.

To date, there have been 5,000 sub­mis­sions (in­clud­ing one by Trevor Stave­ley, left) with more than £7,000 raised for the char­ity, which pro­vides fi­nan­cial, so­cial and emo­tional sup­port to mem­bers and vet­er­ans of the British Armed Forces, their fam­i­lies and de­pen­dants.

En­tries will fea­ture in an ex­hi­bi­tion at Art Ma­te­ri­als Live at Birm­ing­ham’s NEC on Novem­ber 1–4, but the chal­lenge re­mains open to en­tries un­til De­cem­ber 31. Visit www.saa.co.uk/info/poppy-chal­lenge for de­tails.

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