So we have had a small break following what has been a massive three years of very hard work, but we have not been idle. There is still so much to do before our grand finale at the Australian War Memorial in November 2018.
We have loaned some of our wonderful poppies to the Shire of Wyndham Library to support their current installation of Writing the War exhibition. So, for those of you who would like to see some of the lovely felted, stitched and fancy poppies … City Life Plaza Library, Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, Shop MM11, Level 1, Derrimut Road, Werribee until 12 November alongside some fantastic WWI memorabilia from the local RSL. It looks amazing.
Next step … We are also starting work tomorrow on rehabilitating the nets from their overseas workout. Hoping that this will be minimal but won’t really know until we get them on the table. And so it starts all over again …will post dates and details on the facebook group.
In November we will be loaning a selection of stringed and stemmed poppies as well as a few panels to the Point Cook Air Base to support the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Australian Flying Corps at Point Cook. These will not be on public display.
We are planning to do a catch up on Remembrance Day this year in Fed Square. It may not be a formal activity but we are relaunching our poppy drive with a view to creating an additional 50,000 lapel poppies for the Victorian RSL for their 2018 Poppy Appeal. That’s two years away and I think we can do it easily. So dust off those crochet hooks and knitting needles, we need your help!!!! And we are planning to raise well in excess of half a million dollars for the RSL … that would be amazing don’t you think?
And so, just in case you missed what we have achieved over the last few years … here is a visual reminder of a number of the major installations. There were many, many more. I never tire of these images.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2106 … such an amazingly beautiful installation … seen by more than 60 million people all over the worldFromelles France 2016 … the heart and soul … such an honour and a privilege.
It’s been an amazing journey and the journey continues.
Work to do!!!