Crochet poppies sell like ‘hotcakes’ in Bury St Edmunds

Heather Warren, Diane Johns, Val Seama and, Esme Crick with some of the crochet poppies
Heather Warren, Diane Johns, Val Seama and, Esme Crick with some of the crochet poppies
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Poppies made by the Red Sorrow Crochet group and sold at Oakes Barn, in Bury St Edmunds, have raised hundreds of pounds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Heather Warren, who owns the pub in St Andrew’s Street South with business partner Susan Wilde, said the poppies sold like ‘hotcakes’ and raised £435 for the charity.

Esme Crick, who runs the Red Sparrow Crochet group, which meets at Oakes Barn on the second Tuesday of every month, thanked the ‘truly lovely community-minded women’ in her group and Heather and Susan for their support.

She said: “One woman made 40 poppies – and they’re quite time consuming and fiddly.

“There were probably about 12 people who took it upon themselves to make poppies and bring them in so we sold over 200 poppies and people have gone made for them.

“Oakes Barn put them on the bar and they kept selling out. We couldn’t actually keep up with the demand which was lovely – we’ll have to do something next year and try to make it even bigger and better.”