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Young People Stand by Erskine Veterans with Special Remembrance Gift

Young people from Kibble have paid tribute to veterans at Erskine with a special clay sculpture ahead of Remembrance Sunday this weekend.

Following a special assembly to mark the Remembrance Day, the young people made their way to Erskine, a specialist care provider for Veterans in Scotland, with a large heart made from artificial grass. The heart was covered in red poppies sculped from clay that the young people have made within the classroom as a symbol of remembrance.

A plaque positioned in the centre of the heart read ‘Lest We Forget’ with the sculpture set to be used for annual Remembrance Sunday Service events in the coming years.

The design was inspired by the artist Paul Cummings, who created the ceramic Poppy installation at Tower Bridge, with the young people keen to donate the artist piece to the nearby veterans.

Sarah Falconer, arts development officer at Kibble, said: “Our young people have put a lot of care and effort into creating the sculpture and are thrilled that they’ve been able to gift it to the veterans at Erskine. It has been lovely for them to share the experience of delivering the gift and to know that it will play a special role within the Remembrance Sunday Service each year is fantastic.”

Colin McPhail, community fundraiser at Erskine said: “We are delighted and very grateful to have been considered by the young people at Kibble for this special gift. It is truly heart-warming and thoughtful at this time of year.”