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Graduate’s poppy design wins Royal British Legion competition

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 16 OCTOBER 2018

A Birmingham City University graduate is celebrating after winning a competition for her poppy jewellery designs to be created into a brooch to mark Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 11 November this year, is a day where the nation remembers and honours those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect Britain’s freedom.

Jewellery graduate Wai Yiu Chung, from Tai Po in Hong Kong, was inspired to enter the competition after reading about some of the beneficiaries that the Royal British Legion has helped over the years.

School of Jewellery

Birmingham City University

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of remembrance.

“I tried to keep my design simple, yet classic and representative”, said Wai Yiu, who graduated from Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery earlier this year.

“My infinity brooch is a classic two-red enamel petals poppy. It’s a symbol of remembrance, with sparkling details."

“It was such a great honour to win the competition. Being able to see my designs turned from 2D sketches into real products that are selling to the public is wonderful."

Wai Yiu’s infinity brooch can be purchased for £14.99 from www.poppyshop.org.uk. All profits go to the Royal British Legion.

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