Good evening poppy makers and supporters … What amazing few weeks we have had at 5000 Poppies Headquarters. We are rapidly approaching the 35,000 mark with 34,577 poppies received to date. We have almost doubled our count since Anzac Day this year … and still have 6 months plus and many thousands of poppies still to come. I am continually astounded by the commitment of this massive nationwide team.
But the really big news is that INTERNATIONAL SUPER STAR award winning landscape designer Phillip Johnson (the BEST landscape designer in the world as judged at the 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower and Garden Show) … has offered to design our poppy display on Anzac Day next year. We have known for some time with the number of poppies that we are collecting that the display will be amazing … but now it will be WORLDCLASS amazing (and I am sure it will go viral through social media channels). So we are beyond thrilled about Phillip’s excitement, drive and commitment to the project. His vision for the display is mind boggling … but you will have to wait to see that.
Phillip has asked what it would take to make half a million poppies … After I recovered … I had a bit of a chuckle about what my backroom would look like, but really there is absolutely no reason why we can’t reach 102,784. So I am committed … how about you?