Surrey Poppy Launch at University of Surrey

On behalf of the University, Provost Professor Michael Kearney (second left) welcomed Lord Lieutenant Michael More-Molyneux, Dame Penelope Keith, Deputy Lieutenant, and Father John McCarthy, Catholic Chaplain, as members of the procession to formally commence this memorable occasion. 

A moving introduction from Brigadier Donald Thwaites, President Royal British Legion Surrey; wonderful reflections and poems from Dame Penelope, and poignant closing remarks from the Lord Lieutenant, were enhanced by thought-provoking prayers from the Chaplain, before there were tears in all eyes as Natasha Rae sang a beautiful version of ‘True Colours’.

Everyone at the University were proud to have helped our friends at RBL to stage this special launch – none least than the excellent Lakeside catering team, including many new students amongst their number. A great way to start your studies at Surrey!