A fantastic "poppy waterfall" has been created by Whitefield churchgoers who have been recycling bottles since March this year.

Members of Whitefield Methodist Church's congregation have been busy recycling every sized plastic bottle they could find over the past six months. 

Rev Sally Thornton from the Elms Street church said: “‘If you cut off the bottom of the bottle, it looks ‘flower shaped’ so when you trim them, paint them red, and pop a black dot in the middle, they really do look quite poppy-like!”

With the environmental crisis and global warming becoming more pressing topics, currently being discussed at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, the congregation believed that by upcycling they can do their bit for the environment and for Remembrance Day.

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Rev Thornton added: “I was absolutely thrilled with how many bottle bottoms had been collected by the congregation and beyond and at this crucial time of COP27, it’s so important that each person does whatever we can to help the planet.”

The poppies have been attached one by one to a net, then attached to the front of the church to create the stunning poppy waterfall.

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In addition to creating the display, a Service of Remembrance will be led by Rev Laurie Bullas in the Oasis Centre on Sunday at 10.30am.

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