Poppies at the Tower

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The evolving installation by artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, encircles the Tower of London, filling the moat with a total of 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each member of the British military forces who fell during the war.
The ceramic poppies have now been sold for charity. Ten per cent for each poppy, plus all net proceeds, will be shared equally amongst six service charities: Confederation of Service Charities (COBSEO), Combat Stress, Coming Home, Help for Heroes, Royal British Legion and SSAFA (formerly the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association).

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~ by A_A on November 5, 2014.

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