The group called Poppy 100 laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance.
A group set up on Facebook called ‘Poppy 100’ have been going around Northern Ireland to lay a total of 100 wreaths sponsored by different groups and individuals.
The person behind this group:
My name is Lance Corporal Bryan Phillips, I previously served in 1st battalion Irish guards for 10 years. I served in Iraq in (OP Telic 2007) and also in Afghanistan (OP Herrick 2010&2012), during my last tour I was the victim of an IED explosive device which resulted in the loss of both legs above the knee and also suffering multiple injuries to my arm. Following on from that was a lengthy rehabilitation process at the Military Rehab Centre at Hedley Court. With determination and support from my family, friends, public and various charities I was able to walk once again. I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones as there are comrades who were injured much more severely than myself, I make the most of everyday and embrace it. It means the world to me that I can put myself in the position of helping others, I will continue to do this so long as it’s possible for me.
Moving on I have involved myself in various fundraising efforts, the latest being that I cycled on my hand bike from Mizen Head (most southern tip of Ireland) to Malin Head (most northern tip of Ireland) along with members from the Ulster Branch Irish Guards Association raising over £10,000.00 for the Irish Guards Benevolent Fund, this give me immense satisfaction and to be involved in an activity with like minded people has helped in my rehabilitation.
My latest venture has been called ‘Poppy 100’, I intend to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal and the Irish Guards Benevolent Fund by calling on assistance from various Military groups, family, friends and other organisations willing to assist. My plan is to lay 100 wreaths at 100 War Memorials on Armistice Day 2018 throughout Northern Ireland to commemorate the Anniversary of the end of the First World War. I aim to provide a wreath to be laid by me or an individual or group who sponsors a wreath. A wreath is being provided at a minimum donation of £100.00. This can be supplied to an individual or a group, I also have sponsorship forms which on request I can supply to you, again a minimum of £100.00 must be raised, also all smaller donations are greatly appreciated and can be donated via the just giving link Many thanks for your help in advance.