2015 is Just Around The Corner

Just a quick hello from me to wish you a very safe, happy, abundant year … overflowing with all those things that are important to you.

I can’t believe it’s a month since I last posted … December certainly went by in a whirl of activity … and I believe Christmas was in there somewhere … that feels like a long time ago .. not just four days.

I hope that you have all had a wonderful festive season … filled with love and laughter and family and friends … I have had a couple of weeks break and enjoyed every minute … with a few more days to go and then back into it big time next week.

This year has been an incredible journey … what we (all of us) are doing is important on so many levels … and I am constantly amazed and awed by your involvement in and commitment to the  Project …  We are picking up speed as we head towards April …and there is much work to do to prepare … much work … but with your help we will reach our amazing goal.

I would love to give you a sneak peek at what we have planned but we need to keep it under wraps until we have final signoffs by Fed Square and the Council and everyone else, and we find the funds to do what we want to do.

So please think about supporting our fundraising efforts on Pozible.  We have only 29  days to go, and to date have raised less than $5,000 so we have a VERY long way to go in a VERY short time frame.  So please make a pledge and also encourage your friends, family, work colleagues and acquaintances to also support us. And remember that unless we raise the full amount … we will not see one cent.    If you are unhappy about pledging online … feel free to send a cheque made out to 5000 Poppies and … we will make the pledge on your behalf.

Port Broughton RSLRemembrance day Poppy tribute at Port Broughton RSL


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 2015 is Just Around The Corner

  1. Diane Collyer says:

    When is the nextWorkshop planned for Federation Square? I hope I can be there. Thanks for all the updates. Diane.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Diane,
      Next workshop at Fed Square is planned for Monday 12 January. Hope to see you there. If we are not in the Atrium we will be in the main square … weather permitting.

  2. Leanne Collier says:

    Hi There

    In response to your request for funding for your project, might I suggest that you contact http://www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants/ as your project is certainly worthy of help.

    Given the extraordinary effort that a lot of people are going to and the examples that already exist of how poignantly beautiful these poppies do and will look, and not to mention the internationally recognised talent of Phillip Johnson, I would like to believe that your request will be granted.

    Perhaps, also, another phone call to the ABC might help as well as contacting the Victorian ANZAC Centenary Committee.

    Best wishes

    Leanne Collier 0433 751 842

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Leanne,
      Happy new year and thank you for your email.
      Up until very recently, we were not eligible for a government grant because we were not a “company” or a “business” i.e. no acn or abn however over the Christmas period one of our lovely supporter angels has incorporated 5000 poppies as a company and we are now able to apply for funding. We have “friends” in high places who are working on our behalf … it’s next on the list.

  3. Nicola says:

    Hello, I am having trouble finding size 3.5 needles to make the poppies, will it be ok to use 3.75 instead, I have checked out spotlight a couple of wool shops and BigW .
    If anyone else has used 3.75 please let me know

    Thanks NICOLA

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Nicola … 3.75 or even 4mm would be fine. I like a tight finish and have been knitting with 3.25. It’s a matter of preference really.

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