If I had to pick one iconic image to represent this past year, I think that one of the most powerful pictures for me would be the sea of poppies that we were lucky enough to see at the Tower of London to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. It was a great way to mark the occasion and really bring home, in a visual way, just how many young men lost their lives during the fighting.
When the Royal British Legion asked if I'd like to receive one of their First World War calendars to review, I was keen to have a look and see if it would help the Madhouse kids understand even more about what living through the First World War was like
The calendar features a series of water colour sketches of scenes from the FirstWorld War by renowned young artist Katie Hampson, which are as beautiful as they are poignant.
They give a glimpse of life during the war, at home and on the front lines, in the trenches and at sea.
It is a great way of remembering throughout the year those who made the ultimate sacrifice a century ago, but it is also equally important for modern-day servicemen and their families, as all proceeds raised from its sale will go directly to The Royal British Legion and the important work they do in providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces and their families.
The calendar is available from The Poppy Shop (www.poppyshop.org.uk) and costs £9.99.
Disclosure : We received the calendar in order to write an honest review.
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