County-wide poppy dash for Royal British Legion

Poppy push A team will cover the equivalent of six marathons over six days

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A six-foot poppy (1.8m) is being pushed across Cornwall to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

A team from the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force will cover the equivalent of six marathons over six days.

They are setting out from the Cenotaph on Penzance seafront later and will finish at Truro's Lemon Quay on 3 November.

Shaun Pascoe, one of those taking part, said: "This is an act of Remembrance. We might shake a bucket or two."

He added: "It's about reminding people Remembrance is coming up."

Initially Mr Pascoe said he was going to pull the poppy himself, but now he has a team for each of the six days.

Annie Binding, County Community Fundraiser for The Legion said, "I am amazed at the efforts that Shaun and his teams are going to for the Legion.

"Knowing the people of Cornwall, I feel sure that they will get behind this guy and his teams."

Over the six days the poppy will visit various parts of Cornwall including Camborne, Newquay, Bodmin, Launceston, St Austell finishing in Truro.

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