It’s all happening in Poppyland ….

Good morning poppy friends …. there has been much happening at Poppy HQ this week.

Firstly … our official total stands at 120,803 … but … we have had at least another 7,000 plus delivered this week so now pushing 130,000.  That is incredible … who knew?

Our volunteer group has been working overtime, and work has been completed on 5,000 gorgeous stemmed poppies … plus … our nets have finally arrived …. at least some of them …  so we have been able to start work on the the first of the 80 x 10m panels we are making for the display.  #1 is coming together nicely … and it’s been a bit of a test for our attaching mechanisms … pleased to say that it is all working well!!!  We have been offered temporary space at the Melbourne Town Hall for a few weeks to work on the panels, and will let you all know when we are up and running so that you can come and join us for an hour or two or more.

My lovely brother Chris Beasley has constructed four fabulously huge purpose built tables to make the whole process easier, with timber donated by #1 Son’s employer Bowen’s Timber and Hardware 717 Warrigal Road Oakleigh South Ph. 9579 1188

BowensAnd in some other wonderful news … we have been donated THE most beautiful painting by the very fabulous Margo Vigorito  … It’s called Serendipity …. A stunning original mixed media piece … I want it … Size 100 x 143cm.

Serendipity by Margo VigoritoAs part of our fundraising for 5000 Poppies we are offering this amazing artwork for silent auction … Bidding is open from now until 12 April. You can make a bid by email to  Please note … a reserve applies.  Shipping costs are additional and will be advised to the winning bidder.  This auction is open to Australian residents only as we have no way of shipping internationally. 

Not long to go now … I don’t like to look at the clock but the hour is looming and we are in full production mode, as many thousands of poppies of all shapes and sizes and media are delivered each week … So keep your eye on the blog and the facebook group for more exciting developments.


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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