Good afternoon all.
We are having an amazing time assembling the display for our massive field of poppies for ANZAC Day, and it will be a MASSIVE field. We are assembling around 800 square metres of gorgeous handmade (with love) poppies from all over the world … but mostly home grown in Australia.
Today there are close to 40 people in our workroom at the Town Hall having a wonderful time creating something very special. Just to share with you the diversity of where we come from …. Bendigo, Ringwood Nth, Glen Iris, Essendon, Hawthorn, California Gully, Mooroolbark, Mitiamo, Fawkner, Fiji, Abbotsford, Cheltenham, Surrey Hills, Parkdale, Sunbury, Croydon, Dundee NT, Mont Albert, Bayswater, Kilsyth, Point Cook, Blackburn South, CBD, Rosanna, Fitzroy, Aspendale, Oakleigh just to name a few.
So … here is the thing.
We now have enough poppies for our project … well and truly.
We are winding down our collections now. We have amassed an amazing 225,762 poppies from contributors all over the world and there will still be a few more late ones coming in. So thank you we are done.
But it doesn’t have to end there …
If you are still making poppies or if you have just started … that’s not a bad thing. What I would REALLY love to see now is for those people who still want to make a difference with their poppies … is MASSIVE YARN BOMBS (be brave) in your area. Cover inanimate objects in and around your suburb on ANZAC Day … your town hall, your local RSL, your local Cenotaphs, your local cafe, school, retirement villages … cover them all. Do it with our love, our respect and let them know that we remember their service and their sacrifice.
This fantastic project has started a massive community movement and we are proud of your commitment and your involvement.
Marg and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.