As the centenary of the end of the First World War approaches, The Poppy Factory was honoured to host a reading by the author Sir Michael Morpurgo from his new book, Poppy Field.
Pupils from Queen’s Gate School in central London made a special visit to our Richmond base on Monday, October 8th to meet Sir Michael and the book’s illustrator, Michael Foreman.
They listened intently as the author talked about the story, based on the origins of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance, and the importance of honouring those who have given their lives in conflict.
The children asked questions and brought along their own copies of the book to be signed. They also heard from The Poppy Factory’s Chief Executive, Deirdre Mills, who talked about the long history of the charity and the work we do today supporting wounded, injured and sick veterans back into work all over the UK through our Getting You Back to Work programme.#
Alongside this work, each year our production team in Richmond hand-makes millions of Remembrance products for the Royal Family and The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. Some of the proceeds from Poppy Field will go to the Royal British Legion, which has been involved in the development of the novel.
More you might like
- Find out more about our Getting You Back to Work programme.
- Read some of the inspiring stories from veterans we’ve supported.
- Explore The Poppy Factory’s rich history.