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Remembrance poppies on the underwriting room floor

Coffee cups become poppies

The Remembrance Poppy

The Remembrance Poppy

Bright red Flanders poppies grew in their thousands on the scorched earth of First World War battlefields, flourishing even in the middle of chaos and destruction. As a tribute to the fallen, remembrance poppies have been worn since 1921, the year the Royal British Legion was founded.

Every year millions of red paper poppies are produced as a symbolic gesture of remembrance for fallen soldiers. Originally made from silk, today’s memorial poppy is made of paper, using both traditional and modern-day techniques.

Did you know?

All our coffee cups at Lloyd’s are recycled at James Cropper, a specialist mill in Cumbria. 

The recycled cups are then used by James Cropper to produce the special red paper that make the Remembrance Day poppies. 

How can you help?

Please help us to support this wonderful British mill to keep producing poppies by placing your coffee cup in the dedicated cup bins provided at the tea points. 

You can include coffee cups from all the high street retailers too - please just remove the lid first and place that into the black general waste bin.

Our Remembrance Day ceremony

The Lloyd’s Remembrance Day ceremony will take place on Friday 11 November in the Lloyd’s Underwriting Room in London.

Funmi Boyce - Assistant Facilities Manager Corporate Real Estate, Lloyd's

04 Nov 2022