10 August 2017

Meet the people bringing Poppies: Wave to the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial - Part 3

In the run up to the official opening of Poppies: Wave, brought to the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial as part of the UK-wide tour by 14-18 NOW, the Commission is introducing some of the people bringing the incredible structure to the city.


Today, we would like to introduce Glenn Hearnden, who is the Commission's Community Engagement Manager. Glenn, has worked at the Commission for four and half years and is used to supporting groups, schools and individuals in learning about the work of CWGC.

Glenn is based at the Commission's Head Office in Maidenhead, Berkshire, and will be assisting and training the volunteers throughout the period of the Poppies. Glenn will be a regular Duty Manager working in Plymouth during the period and will be supporting the project by organising some events to raise awareness of the sculpture.

Glenn said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the people of Plymouth and surrounding areas to be involved in the iconic Poppies: Wave. The success of this sculpture visiting Plymouth will be remembered for years to come and will raise awareness of the significant contribution made by those men and women who were based in Plymouth and made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Poppies: Wave will be on show at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial from August 23 to November 19, and is presented by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

In readiness for the incredible Wave, a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, the CWGC is looking for more volunteers.

Anyone wishing to sign up and be part of Poppies: Wave should email volunteers@cwgc.org.

You must be aged 18+ and be prepared to work outside. All training and a uniform will be given by CWGC.