Eye family creates commemorative toy soldiers for Remembrance Day

Donna Potter has made soldiers from pegs to raise awareness of Remembrance time. Pictured in the Queens Head pub, with her kids Mason and Amelia. ANL-150111-122928005

Donna Potter has made soldiers from pegs to raise awareness of Remembrance time. Pictured in the Queens Head pub, with her kids Mason and Amelia. ANL-150111-122928005

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A mother-of-two in Eye says it is good for children to learn about the importance of Remembrance Day, after she and her children created dozens of toy soldiers to go on sale for the benefit of the Royal British Legion.

Donna Potter, along with her son Mason and her daughter Amelia, constructed around 40 commemorative toy soldiers using clothes pegs, which have gone up for sale, for £2 per toy, at The Bank Arts Centre, in The Street, as well as the Queens Head pub, in Cross Street.

The project aims not only to raise money for their local Royal British Legion branch, but also to spread awareness of the forthcoming Remembrance Day and remember those who were killed during both world wars.

Mrs Potter said: “I think it’s an important time to think about the men who have fallen and to get the children involved so they can learn about it. It’s something that they need to be aware of.

“We wanted to do something to help the Royal British Legion and we thought it would be nice to raise some money.”

She also thanked the Bank and the Queens Head tenants for their support with the project.