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Media Make-Up Students Create Poppy Appeal Dress

Updated: 17/11/2016

Sheffield College media make-up students have raised money for this year’s annual fundraising poppy appeal - with a difference.

Media Make-Up Students Create Poppy Appeal Dress

Pictured: Media make-up students, including Chloe Shepherd, 16, and Izzy Lindley, 19, have helped to raise money for the Royal British Legion this year

They created a trailing off-the-shoulder style gown from camouflage netting, covering a mannequin, which can hold around 300 red and white paper poppies.

Students and staff have donated to the Royal British Legion by buying and pinning a poppy onto the gown, and have raised more than £600 so far.

Handwritten notes of remembrance were added to some of the poppies on the mannequin at The Sheffield College’s City campus on Granville Road.

Student Izzy Lindley, 19, wrote a tribute to her great grandfathers. She said: “I think it’s important to remember them. Both of my great grandfathers were involved in the Second World War, one of whom didn’t come back. I always feel a strong affinity to them at this time of year.”

Andrea Hill, Media Make-Up Lecturer, added: “Our students wanted to put their creative flair to the test for this year’s poppy appeal. They have also developed their enterprise skills through this project, as part of their qualification.”

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