East Yorkshire poppy artworks raise thousands of pounds for charity

'Coming Home' at Hull Minster Credit: Martin Waters

The artist behind two moving Armistice artworks has revealed the total money raised by the installations.

Martin Waters, who created the displays at Hull Minster and Beverley Minster, said the full £3731.62 would go to the Willerby Kirk Ella & Anlaby branch of the Royal British Legion.

The artworks, which became a focal point of local WW1 centenary commemorations, were largely made out of paper poppies.

He said he was delighted by the "very positive" public reaction to them. He added: "People felt that they expressed their thoughts on remembrance and could empathise with my ideas."

WATCH: Katie Oscroft speaks to artist Martin Waters (November 2018).