Manitou and Morris Leslie help out at Tower of London

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Morris Leslie the national plant hire company who specialise in event management were pleased to assist with the poppies installation at the Tower of London by supplying a Manitou MT625 telescopic handler.

Nobody could be failed to be moved by the impressive display of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London. Five million people have visited the Tower to view the 888,246 poppies each signifying a British and Colonial military fatality in the First World War.

Since the 12th November a group of 11,000 volunteers have been removing 75,000 poppies per day from the moat of the Tower of London. Each poppy has been sold for £25 each raising millions of pounds for six service charities:  The charities chosen are Confederation of Service Charities (COBSEO), Combat Stress, Coming Home, Help for Heroes, Royal British Legion and SSAFA (formerly the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association).