Purple poppies commemorate animal sacrifice

Mark Brammar News

For the second year running a Leek based accountancy practice is selling purple poppies to commemorate the millions of animals that have been killed in conflicts worldwide.

LSGK Accountants Ltd, were first involved with the 2018 campaign which raises money for the charity, Animal Aid.

Anne Griffin, owner of Cross Street Pet Stores in Cheadle, a client of LSGK, has supported Animal Aid, which fights animal abuse and injustice, by selling hand-made purple poppies leading up to Remembrance Day, for several years.

Anne’s father, Arthur, who sadly passed away earlier this year, was also involved in making the silk poppies.

Anne said: “I originally got involved when Animal Aid when they produced the purple poppies years ago. When they stopped, I wanted to carry on fundraising so decided to make my own with Dad and sell them to support the great work of the charity.”

Anne produces over 100 crocheted and silk poppies and for the second year running she has teamed up with LSGK Accountants and Smithfield News in Leek, also a client of LSGK, as outlets for the poppies.

Director of LSGK Accountants, Jed Eatough, added: “We are delighted to again be selling the purple poppies alongside the sale of British Legion poppies. Animal casualties in wartime run in to the millions and its important we remember their sacrifice too.

” All of the poppies are made by hand so there is a limited number and we hope to sell out as we did last year.”

Anyone wanting to purchase a poppy can do so from either of the three businesses.