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Lasting Tribute’s online poppy field remembers fallen heroes

Core Facts

  • www.lastingtribute.co.uk, the leading UK memorial website, has created a virtual Field of Remembrance to help raise funds for charity and provide a new place for people to remember fallen service personnel.

 

  • The field has been created as part of the website’s bid to ensure that people who have lost their lives in armed conflicts around the world are not forgotten, and complements separate features that honour the fallen heroes of Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

  • It has been launched today, 2 October, in preparation for 11 November, the 90th anniversary of Armistice Day, the day in 1918 when the First World War came to an end, and which now represents the opportunity for a nation to say thank you.

 

  • Visitors to the online poppy field will be able to pay £5 to dedicate a poppy to someone they knew, or to the Unknown Soldier, with £2.50 going straight to The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

 

  • Working in partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care and When You Wish Upon A Star, Lasting Tribute has already created a virtual daffodil Field of Hope and a virtual Night Sky, both of which are proving to be extremely popular.

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Elaine Pritchard, from Lasting Tribute, commented: “With the resources we are able to tap in to, we wanted to create an innovative way for people to pay their respects to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We hope that The Royal British Legion will benefit from the generosity of visitors to the online poppy field.”

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Lasting Tribute is the largest UK based website of its kind. It helps people to celebrate the life of a loved one, friend or someone in the public eye by allowing them to either add to existing tributes or create their own by adding words and uploading images.

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