Good morning poppy friends …. we have now moved into our wonderful (albeit temporary) space at the Melbourne Town Hall … lots of room to move … very central CBD within a couple of minutes walking distance from Flinders Street Station.
My wonderful big brother Chris Beasley has constructed some rather spectacular worktables for us to spread out … and we were helped in the move by Chris, my good friend Mark Newham and Ray McKenzie … all those boxes and that lifting … we had a 15 minute window to unload a 4 tonne truck … I won’t say it was packed to the rafters but it was pretty full. We have never moved so fast in our lives ….
The address is Melbourne Town Hall, Cnr Little Collins Street and Swanston Street Melbourne. Ask at the concierge desk for the 5000 Poppies group. So work will begin in earnest at 9.00 a.m. this morning. We will set up a roster system asap so you can book some time with us if you like. Its fun, communal … such a wonderful thing to see it come together … and we are keen to get as many people as we can over the coming weeks to help lighten the considerable load … we are now on the downhill run to Anzac Day. Could not be more excited!!!!!
If you would like to join us for a day or two (or more) we would love to have you. We have enough tools for up to 20 volunteers each day … Monday to Friday and occasional weekends. Please email me your name and phone number if you would like to join us. We will be in touch when we get a break in the assembly.
See you at the Town Hall. We are ready!
Lynn and Marg