14 August 2017

Meet the people bringing Poppies: Wave to the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial - Part 4

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 Jennifer Seal, who works for the Commission as its Community Engagement Administrator. Jennifer, who is from Ontario, Canada, worked for the Commission for four years in Canada and has been based in the UK at its head office on a four-month term.

Jennifer helped recruit volunteers at Armed Forces Day on the Plymouth Hoe and Family Day on the Naval base.

Jennifer said: “The Poppies:Wave is a great initiative to be a part of. The Wave will draw people to the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial and help them recognise the individual contributions of the brave servicemen and women commemorated there.”

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. Volunteers will be at the memorial from 10am to 6pm daily.

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.