A Message for Peace Poppy Drop

 In special commemoration of Remembrance Day 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Truro Cathedral will once again drop thousands of paper poppies from the central tower of the cathedral during the 10:30am service on Sunday 11th November 2018 - each one remembering lives lost during the war.

You can be part of this special remembrance act…

We need to make the thousands of paper poppies required for the poppy drop, and we can only do that with your help. We’ve created all the templates you need, but we’re asking you, young or old, as an individual or as part of a local community club, group or organisation, to help us by making one or multiple paper poppies with your messages for peace written on them and send them to us by 2nd November 2018. 

Once the poppy drop is complete, a selection of the poppies will be put on display in the cathedral and, being paper, all will be later be recycled.

Thank you in advance for your help and for being part of this unique and special memorial act to give thanks and remember all those fallen.

How to take part:

  1. Download and print the poppy template by clicking the link below or pick up a copy of the template in the cathedral. Trace around the poppy and cut out the shape on paper (80-120gsm). 

Click to download template

2. Make it ‘poppy’ red, white, purple or black on both sides. You could use coloured paper or colour it in yourself with pencil, crayon or paint (however you wish).

3. Personalise your poppy with a message or drawing that represents your hopes for peace in the world.

4. Once you’ve made your poppies, please drop them off or send them to the address below, to arrive no later than 2nd November 2018:

A Message for Peace
Truro Cathedral Office
Old Cathedral School
Cathedral Close
Truro TR1 2FQ