BBC and the Acres Poppy Campaign

3rd November 2023


There’s been a buzz of excitement around Acres Engineering today with the BBC filming onsite!

The BBC’s East Midlands Today news team, have visited Acres Engineering and Ashby School today, to discuss the Poppy Campaign project that Acres have been the driving force behind. You can see the Acres Poppy Campaign launch here.

After a successful National Manufacturing open day event in which Ashby School students attended Acres Engineering, Ed Cooper asked if Acres would be willing to donate some poppies to the school. Luke Parker from Acres agreed to manufacture and donate 122 poppies to Ashby School, each poppy representing a former fallen Ashby School student that died during WWI and WWII.


Representatives from Acres Engineering have attended Ashby School along with the BBC to witness the poppies being planted by Ashby students. Former Ashby student and Managing Director of Acres Engineering, Luke Parker commented that “we are exceptionally proud to be able to do this for Ashby school, given what it symbolises and represents. Watching each poppy being planted by a current student, representing a former student was very moving. It was great to see the current students acknowledging and gaining a greater understanding of Remembrance.”

Acres is also selling the poppies to raise money for the RBL. You can buy your Poppy here.




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