THIS ARTICLE IS FROM 2012 AND THE STOCKISTS OF THE PURPLE POPPIES HAVE NOW CHANGED.
Thanks to Kerstin for sharing this fascinating news. Ed
For the first time in Island history, a Purple Poppy wreath will be laid during the official TRBL ceremony on Remembrance Sunday in St Thomas’ Square, Newport.
Please support the nationwide Purple Poppy Appeal by campaigning group Animal Aid.
Commemoration of animal victims of human wars
Core of the campaign (which is in its sixth year) is the commemoration of animal victims of human wars by wearing a purple poppy.
Historically, animals have been used as messengers, for detection, scouting and rescue, as beasts of burden and on the frontline.
In more recent times, scientists have wired electrodes into the brains of rats to harness their keen sense of smell, and the armed forces have trained dolphins and seals to detect both mines and intruders below the waves.
Purple Poppy Stockists
Purple poppies, which can be worn alongside the red or white ones, are available from the following Island shops:
Waterstone’s, High Street, Newport,
Hellerslea Fabric Superstore, Lugley Street, Newport
Love Running, Upper St James Street, Newort
Medina veterinary group, High Street, Wootton Bridge
Harwoods Garage shop, High Street, Wootton Bridge
Ladies Realm, High Street, Ryde
Island Cards, High Street, Ryde
Alternatively one can order online from Animal Aid Shop.