Australian War Memorial : 11.11.2018

If you have not been here before … welcome to the 5000 Poppies blog.

We have had an exciting journey over the last 4 years … if you would like to read all about our project, there is a link at the base of this post.

In the meantime … we are in the throes of planning our final installation at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in 2018.  While I can’t give you details of the installation … I can tell you that it will be a spectacularly fitting tribute to those who served and sacrificed, their families, their communities and in a way, the whole nation … I can’t tell you how excited we are!

This wonderful community led, community driven project has been a testament to the depth of feeling we have for our ANZACS … and Marg and I cannot thank you enough for your continued support of our efforts.  It’s been quite a journey and we are justifiably proud of what we have all achieved as an incredible team.

So we will have one last huge push … to create approx 62,000 poppies on stems in honour of the fallen in WWI to be planted in Canberra on Remembrance Day 2018.  It will take a huge community effort to pull it together … but first the poppies …

If you are not already part of the 5000 Poppies project … welcome to the team … we are thrilled that you have joined us.

You will find patterns for the poppies here

Your poppies can be delivered to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra addressed to 5000 Poppies or sent directly to the 5000 Poppies team at P.O. Box 115, Ashburton, Vic 3147.

We have a 5000 Poppies Chapter in Canberra run by the wonderful Kerry Apted.  They meet at Poppies Cafe at the War Memorial regularly (see events on the 5000 Poppies facebook page) and are making and assembling poppies locally.  That’s exciting!

So if you are facebook connected … you can also join us on facebook : 5000 Poppies … to keep abreast of our news and share your own …

Let’s go!!!!!

To find out what our exciting community project has been up to over the last four years … click here

For answers to a growing list of frequently asked questions about the AWM installation click here

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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8 Responses to Australian War Memorial : 11.11.2018

  1. Trudi villis says:

    I live in a small town in the upper south east of South Australia. I am so excited about what you are doing….i am getting the local community together at this stage there is not many of us but we have design fliers and we have a meeting morning once a month we would like to help reach your target. My name is trudi and i want to help. Kind regards.

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Oh thank you so much Trudi,
      I love how the whole of Australia (and some throughout the rest of the world) have got behind this project.
      Look forward to seeing your poppies in due course.
      Kindest regards,
      Lynn Berry

  2. Maria Garay says:

    Hi Lyn ,
    Staff and residents at Avalon House Nursing home ( Thompson Health Care )are very interested to participate to this great project . We also invited our other home to join us
    And they all very keen and happy to contribute.

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      How wonderful Maria,
      Welcome aboard.
      We have a long way to go.
      The address to send your poppies to is 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3145 or they can be delivered to the East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern Vic 3145
      In the meantime, have fun making.
      Kind regards,
      Lynn Berry

    • ltomlinson1951 says:

      HiI have the ladies from RSL nursing home making poppies we have made 175 and still going Lurline 

      • 5000 Poppies says:

        Thank you so much Lurline.
        What a wonderful thing.
        The address to send your poppies to is 5000 Poppies, P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3145 or they can be delivered to the East Malvern RSL, Stanley Grose Drive, East Malvern Vic 3145
        Kind regards,
        Lynn Berry

  3. Helen Plater says:

    I have made 36 Poppy’s so far,and still going,

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