Lets plant some #TowerPoppies!

We at Cheval Residences had a wonderful time volunteering our afternoon yesterday at the Tower of London. Team members from sales, marketing, concierge, housekeeping and management spent the afternoon productively making and planting poppies in the moat of the tower.
Upon arriving we joined the volunteer queue, it was wonderful to see so many eager and willing people wanting to make a difference! As well as Team Cheval and many individuals, we also spotted Team Santander, it was great to see another large corporation volunteering their time. After a health and safety briefing and short video we were ready to construct! 















Teams were split in two, the assemblers and the planters. The assemblers would place large and small plastic washers on a metal rod before finishing with a plastic base and cap to keep the poppies in place and prevent any from coming undone.
















The assemblers would then hand these ‘poppy rods’ to the planters to fill the moat with red. The planters would need protective eye wear, gloves, and a sturdy hammer before hammering the rod into the ground. The plastic cap would need removing, the ceramic poppy to be placed on the metal rod and secured once again with the cap.



Voila! It appeared Team Cheval worked so hard they completed the allocated quantity of 6,500 poppies per day a little early! A hard earned drink was in order! Well done team!

To join in on the fun and plant some poppies of your own please visit http://bit.ly/1mQhO99
To purchase a poppy and support various service charities please visit http://bit.ly/1khaxnA



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