24th Nov, 2020

Droitwich artist's colour-in pictures for people to show their Remembrance support

DROITWICH artist and illustrator Rosie Philpott, best known for her ‘wonky’ paintings has created a series of free colouring pages so people can show their support for this year’s Remembrance Sunday.

The town’s parade and service is usually attended by 3,000 people but will not be happening this year because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Instead people are being urged to remember at home.

Part of that will be displaying poppy artwork – similar to the rainbow pictures for the NHS during the lockdown – in their windows.

Rosie said it was still important to mark the occasion and remember those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom.

The pictures range from a simple poppy, a poppy field, one of the Droitwich Spa War Memorial and a Droitwich Salvation Army soldier playing the ‘Last Post’.

“We encourage the public to print the free colouring pages, complete them and put them in their windows so we can all stand united in thanking those who have given their lives.”

Those colouring the pages are also urged to visit britishlegion.co.uk to make a donation to the Royal British Legion.

Alan Humphries, Chair of the Droitwich Royal British Legion, said: “This year’s remembrance event has to be very different to protect everyone.

“However, there are still many ways we recognise the sacrifices that many have made and continue to make including the display of these fantastic images.

“The RBL would like to thank Rosie for her efforts and encourage as many people as possible to use these pictures.”

We reported a fortnight ago that a pre-recorded service would also be broadcast on social media at the relevant time on Remembrance Sunday.

Visit rosiephilpott.co.uk to download the sheets and check out Rosie Philpott’s pages on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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