Published: 00:01, 11 May 2014
David Cameron has met with Greenhithe and Swanscombe Royal British Legion members to discuss its poppy plans.
Centenary Poppy Campaign coordinators Phil Berry and Graham Mentor-Morris were at Number 10 to plant the first poppy seeds in the Prime Minister’s garden.
Phil and Graham were joined by Royal British Legion’s director of fundraising Charles Byrne, who said: “We want to cover the country with a carpet of poppies and will send a pack of poppy seeds to every school in the country.”
It was members of the Greenhithe Legion who last year thought up what was originally called the Real Poppy Campaign.
Gareth Johnson MP told the Prime Minister about the initiative and he announced that it would be one of the country’s national projects to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Dartford and Stone councils are already committed to planting the poppy seeds and anyone wanting to support the campaign can get seeds from B&Q.
Packets are £2 and and the seeds should be planted by the end of May.
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