A ‘Message of Thanks’ for WWI’s centenary

Hayling Island residents are being invited to say thank you to the WW1 generation with a public message on a funeral home’s window.

Southern Co-op’s Hayling Island Funeralcare in Mengham Road is creating a Window of Thanks to show gratitude to those that gave us a window of hope and the chance to see a way forward.

The local community is being invited to pick up a poppy in the branch for a donation and write a message on the Window of Thanks.

Poppies will be available 1st to 11th November and all proceeds will go to Royal British Legion.

Hayley Wallage, Southern Co-op’s Funeral Co-ordinator in Hayling Island, said: “I wanted to mark the 100 years in a way that was considerate to the local community.

“The 100 years of thanks is currently being promoted by the Royal British Legion so I hope people will help us to support such a worthy cause.

“People will be able to write a message on a poppy shape and stick it onto our window creating a window of thanks. It is extremely important to raise awareness of such a significant part of our history and to say thank you.”

Hayling Island’s Co-operative Funeralcare is located at 20 Mengham Road and is part of is the regional independent co-operative society, Southern Co-op.