Interserve Press Office | Nov 30, 2015
The giant Remembrance poppy sculpture that adorned London’s Waterloo station during the 2015 Poppy Appeal has raised a total of £2,273.92 for The Royal British Legion.
The sculpture – which comprised six 3m-high, 1m-wide poppies – was commissioned by FTSE250 construction and support services group, Interserve. It was unveiled on London Poppy Day on 29 October and served as a collection point for donations from commuters throughout The Royal British Legion’s 2015 Poppy Appeal.
A cheque was presented to the Legion by Phil Clark, support services board director at Interserve, in front of the sculpture in Waterloo (pictured). The sculpture has now been dismantled, with the poppies themselves being donated by Interserve to the Legion.
Phil Clark said: “We are extremely proud to have been able to support this year’s Poppy Appeal, and thank everyone for their generous donations to the sculpture. A number of our employees are ex-service men and women so it is a cause which has particular importance for us as a company. We have had a fantastic response from our team, with over 80 employees giving up their time to raise money at stations across London.”
One of London’s largest facilities management and support services providers, Interserve is a key partner to Network Rail, managing the facilities at many of its major stations, including Waterloo. Interserve also has close ties with the military through its work with the Ministry of Defence.
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