Council parties’ poppy peace
Rival South Lanarkshire councillors have agreed their own peace deal and accepted a special fundraising challenge to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War.
In a cross party act of remembrance, councillors have put their political differences aside and signed up as a group to take part in the Poppy Scotland 1918 Poppy Pledge.
The pledge challenges groups and individuals to raise £1918 for Poppy Scotland – and South Lanarkshire’s elected members aim to do so by pedalling 1918 miles.
Councillor Mark Horsham, the council’s veterans spokesperson, said: “I am delighted that the councillors have come together and there is enthusiastic cross party support for this challenge which aims to raise £1918 for Poppy Scotland.”
Elected members will use an exercise bike on loan from Origin Fitness Limited and set up at council headquarters in Hamilton.
The team has its own section on the 1918 Poppy Pledge fundraising page at bit.ly/poppypledge