A GROUP of 101 walkers will converge on a Welsh landmark to emblazon it in red for Armistice day

11 Poppies, a group of volunteers from Rhyl and the surrounding area, will don red jackets and ascend Snowdon via each of its seven paths to mark the 101st anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The 101 walkers will climb Snowdon by all seven paths and two ridges

The coordinated campaign – which aims to raise £5,101 to be split between St Kentigern Hospice and the Blind Veterans charity – adds 88 walkers to the group’s 2018 memorial walk which marked the centenary anniversary and raised £3,000.

Volunteer Paul Fairhurst said: “A couple of years ago a small group of us developed a love of walking in the North Wales mountains, and as the 100th anniversary of the end of the 1st World War approached we began chatting about what we could do to honour the fallen.

“Realising that we all had friends and relatives who had served in the Armed Forces and that our home town of Rhyl had produced its fair share of heroes a small seed began to germinate.

“That small seed grew into an oak tree called the 11 Poppies, our charity.

“This year, the 101st anniversary, we want to turn that single oak tree into a forest and raise a far greater amount. We will be wearing red coats to symbolise the poppy and coming at the mountain from all seven paths, possibly the two ridges too, weather permitting.”

Last year's banner remained at the summit for a week to mark the centenary anniversary.

When the team’s 101 members reach the summit they will unfurl three banners, including one from last year’s charity walk featuring the names of 11 fallen serviceman, a civilian banner from the Rhyl community and a third for walkers with family members who have served

The 11 Poppies group will then line up for a two minute silence and the ‘Reveille’ bugle call.

Last year the group - who are supported by Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane - were given permission from Snowdonia National Park to leave the banner secured up at the summit for a week as a pop-up memorial and lay wreaths.

Anyone wishing to donate to the 11 POPPIES fundraiser can do so by clicking here.