A number of groups across the Antrim and Randalstown areas are giving their backing to Antrim’s 2014 Real Poppy Campaign.
August 4 will be the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
To honour this huge sacrifice, the Real Poppy Campaign has been set up to see towns and countrys across the UK covered in poppies.
The local organising committee is calling on local people to get behind the project and plant poppies ahead of the 100th anniversary.
A spokesperson said: “We would like to see Antrim covered in real Flanders poppies during August 2014; just imagine thousands of bright red poppies growing alongside roads, hundreds in every garden, hedgerows, fields, window boxes - the entire town covered in poppies.”
For the 2014 crop, and to coincide with the 100th anniversary of WWI, seeds should be cast no later than June 1, which has been designated as ‘Plant a Real Poppy Day’.
Groups across Antrim and Randalstown are supporting this project and seeds will be on sale over the next few weeks at a cost of £2 per packet, with profits going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Fund 2014.
For more information or to keep up to date with the project follow on Facebook @ Antrims 2014 Real Poppy Campaign.