It’s been quite a week for us this week … we have started assembling the panels for our rather large displays this week …. and we have a very long way to go. Many thousands of poppies to attach to 800 square metres of netting. It’s a huge undertaking and one that will take many many (perhaps thousands) of manhours to achieve. Poppies are still pouring in and we expect that we will have somewhere up around the 200,000 mark … so we are desperately calling for volunteers to help us. We are currently working 9.00 – 5.00 Monday to Friday in the Melbourne Town Hall … and will organise some evening and weekends as well to cater for those who would like to help but can’t make it during office hours.
In the first instance if you could email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. We still have many vacancies for all days next week and we are looking for up to 20 volunteers a day. Please help if you can spare a day and bring along your best friend as well … it’s fun, communal and the outcome will be worth every second you spend helping us. We are trying to find a way to put together an online roster so you can just fill in your name … anybody with skills to do this out there?
We must thank the Melbourne City Council for access to the room … if only until 19 March … it is beautiful … light and airy and right in the heart of the City … could not be located any better really.
You may have noticed that we have also been incredibly busy in the media this week … a really LOVELY article in Leader Newspapers all over Melbourne, and yesterday a spot on the Today Show with Lisa and Karl (we are on first name terms now) for Marg and I. The result is a new wave of interest in the project and many people offering to volunteer. If you have offered to volunteer … we will respond to you as soon as we can.
Our silent auction for Margo Vigorito’s beautiful painting Serendipity is gathering momentum … you are welcome to email your bid to us at email@example.com … so that’s also very exciting (see our earlier post for an image of the painting).
In the meantime … we continue to assemble our poppy panels at the Melbourne Town Hall … hope to see you there for a day or two.