The firm that’s planting seeds to remember the lost of World War One

(l-r) Ed Schofield and Stan Kaye at Unwin/Marshalls, Alconbury, who have donated 1,500 packs of seed

(l-r) Ed Schofield and Stan Kaye at Unwin/Marshalls, Alconbury, who have donated 1,500 packs of seeds for schools in East Anglia. - Credit: Archant

AN Alconbury company has supported a Huntingdonshire resident to help mark the 100th anniversary since World War One.

Marshalls Seeds, in Alconbury Hill, has donated almost half a million seeds to be distributed to each school in East Anglia after seeing Stan Kaye’s Facebook page to remember those that fought in the trenches.

Ed Schofield, head of e-commerce, said: “One of our members of staff heard about what Stan was doing and suggested that we may be able to help.

“We are really happy to get behind it to raise awareness about the poppies. It’s a really good thing to do, so we have donated 1,500 packets of poppy seeds to schools in East Anglia to raise awareness of the importance of the poppy and what they stand for .”

As reported by The Hunts Post in July, Mr Kaye, Holme Wood, Holme, started the Remembering World War One in 2014 group on Facebook and now has 600 members from across the globe, with many posting memories and artefacts from the war.

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“I am absolutely flabbergasted by the offer. I never dreamed this could happen especially how they did it with no hesitation and I am very humbled by it,” Mr Kaye said.

“The group has taken off so well, more than I ever could have expected. People from all over the world are sharing personal information and items that would have been hidden with everyone else.”

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Mr Kaye is now going to contact Cambridgeshire County Council to arrange delivery of the seeds.

INFORMATION: To join the group, visit worldwarone/

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