Just a reminder that this Monday is 2nd Monday of the month and we will be at Fed Square from midday for a little poppy making.  As it’s a public holiday I am hoping to see a big group …. its a wonderful relax for a couple of hours of creativity.  Look forward to seeing you there.  Also a reminder to put in your diaries for next month … Monday 14th from midday again but also ANZAC DAY 25TH (which is a Friday) from 11 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. in Fed Square … hope to see a massive turnup for this one.

By the way … have I mentioned how amazing you all are … from my call to arms last week to reach a milestone of 8,000 before the end of February … in the past couple of days …  we have pushed our total to 9006 … that’s over 800 this week and I still have some new ones that I haven’t even had time to count … I feel we are a shoe in to reach our next milestone of 10,000 by the end of March … and then maybe … just maybe …. we could be HALF WAY TO 25,000 by end of June.  I am thinking big here, I know, but at the rate we are growing it’s not beyond the realms of possibility.

Thank you Samantha Doorbar for the thermometer.

image  You are such an inspiring group …

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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6 Responses to WOW!!!

  1. Jeannie Taylor says:

    I’ve just been listening to Radio National with Fran Kelly interviewing Tony Robinson who’s here to do a TV series on World War 1 as seen through Australian eyes. He was asking for people to contact him with their family histories or mementoes as background to the show. I wondered if it would be appropriate to contact him (via ABC) about the 5000 poppies project as an interesting grass-roots way of commemorating the 100th anniversary of WW1?

    Jeannie Taylor,
    Doreen, Vic

  2. Katherine says:

    Wow indeed! And I am sure there are lots of people like me who have half-filled shoeboxes or similar, and will send on their poppies when they have “just done a few more”! I put a call out to my friends for black buttons, and I got so many that I will be poppy-ing away for a while yet.

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  4. Lyn Bennett says:

    Lynn do you need a collection point in the Seymour area. I have two spare (craft rooms) bedrooms
    and travel to Melbourne several days a week babysitting, or op shop searching for things for craft to use with clients at work, Lyn

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Lyn,
      We would love a collection point at Seymour.
      Would you plan on running some workshops or would you like me to come up and talk to a group?

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