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Remembrance Day display

A personal wall of remembrance has been created by two students at Sunderland College to commemorate Armistice Day.

<p>The display has been created by Zarah Rowntree, 17, and Shannon Ridley, also 17 and the pair are now encouraging other students to personalise a poppy with a written message or poem and add it to their memorial wall.</p>
<p>Members of the Brothers in Arms charity, which is raising funds to build a memorial to fallen servicemen, have also been showing their support by visiting the college to add their poetic poppy to the creative display.</p>
<p>Carla Cuthbertson is one of the founding members of the Brothers in Arms charity and the mother of Nathan Cuthbertson, who died serving in Afghanistan aged 19.</p>
<p>Carla said: “I was proud to see the students display to honour Armistice Day. It would be so easy for them to forget the sacrifices of our armed forces past and present but they clearly value the effort of our servicemen and women.</p>
<p>“The thoughts and poems written on the poppies show they’re clearly very aware of what Armistice Day means and I was very touched by their efforts.”</p>
<p><strong>Photo caption:</strong></p>
<p>(L-R) Shannon Ridley from Sunderland College; Linda Fisken and Carla Cuthbertson, from Brothers in Arms; and Zarah Rowntree from Sunderland College.</p>

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