Task Day 23 October 2021Getting ready for the Ride of Remembrance

On Sunday 24th October the Marple Poppy Appeal Team will launch this year's campaign by commemorating the 100th year of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. They are doing this with a Ride of Remembrance from Compstall to Memorial Park featuring 100 motorbikes each carrying a large poppy to be added to the Wall of Remembrance in the park.

This promises to be a great spectacle and Friends of the Park spent this task day tidying the flowerbeds and war memorial area in preparation for the event tomorrow. We also planted the last of the shrubs donated to us by a local resident, which led to a great photo of our father and daughter volunteer team, who have done a wonderful job for us over the last year.

Visitors to the park kindly donated over £15 in our collection bucket, thank you!

However, to the lady who came up and told one of our volunteers that you had put £1 in the bucket but you would give more if Friends of the Park disassociated ourselves with the skatepark, we will be passing your money onto the Poppy Appeal. The park is for everyone and we are very proud of our success in building this great facility for the young people of Marple.

Last but not least, as you will see below, our intrepid painter was out and about again, this time with his pot of white paint!