The Ribbon of Poppies project started in England in 2017 by a group called the Memorial Mob. The group are dedicated to creating memorials and events to help remember the "uniformed" services.
Their initial idea would see the creation of a carpet of crimson from Land's End to John O'Groats, to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the Great War.
Around the same time the Ancre Somme Association launched a similar initiative that had the same aims and objectives and it made sense to work in partnership with the Memorial Mob.
The Ancre Somme Association is a registered charity who focus on education, Remembrance and supporting various veterans charities and Legacy Projects, around the UK.
Since the launch of the Ribbon of Poppies project in 2017 hundreds of Scout, Cub, Guide and Brownie groups have pledged support, as well as a number of schools and other community organisations.
Soon after the launch it soon became apparent to all involved that this project was going to bigger than just the United Kingdom as pledges started coming in from all four corners of the globe.
This partnership helped ensure that the Ribbon of Poppies reached a wider audience and to date it has totally exceeded all expectations.
In 2018 members of the Ancre Somme Association felt that this project could be used to help educate future generations and they established the Ribbon of Poppies UK & Commonwealth.
This is now an annual campaign that will encourage the planting of poppy seeds, particulary by the younger generation, in memory of those members of the British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces kiiled in various wars and conflicts.
The Ribbon of Poppies UK & Commonwealth will remember all the Men and Women of every race, creed, colour or religion who gave their lives or suffered as a result of wars and conflicts.
They gave their tomorrow for our today.
“We will remember them”
Coordinate the creation of 'Living Memorials' in memory of our British, Commonwealth and Allied forces combined with educational resources on all conflicts on all fronts. Home and abroad.
Raise community awareness, especially that of our younger generations, regarding the impact of conflicts on previous generations through various interactive projects.
We recognise the sacrifice made by our British, Commonwealth and Allied Military and we will endeavour to ensure that their bravery, both past and present, is remembered through our support of our Armed Forces Charities and various Armed Forces legacy projects.