5000 POPPIES NEW ZEALAND

We are very excited to announce that we now have a New Zealand satellite for the 5000 Poppies Project.

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli. General William Birdwood commanded the corps, which comprised troops from the First Australian Imperial Force and 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force. The corps was disbanded in 1916 following the Allied evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula and the formation of I Anzac Corps and II Anzac Corps (SOURCE : WIKIPEDIA)

Lisa Wallace in Auckland will be coordinating the New Zealand effort … you can find her contact details here.

So if you are an avid crafter and would like to be involved in the New Zealand ANZAC tribute …. Lisa would absolutely LOVE to hear from you.

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Illustration Source : Wikipedia

 

About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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