COLLECTION POINTS

We are now collecting 50,000 poppies for the RSL for the 2018 Poppy Appeal.  It will be amazing.  Looking for any and all who would like to make to contribute. We are hoping to raise well in excess of half a million dollars for the RSL.  With your help we can do it.

Patterns on the blog

I will add collection points in the new year.  In the meantime … feel free to make a start

Poppies can be sent to P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3147

More info soon.

 

 

 

 

 

42 Responses to COLLECTION POINTS

  1. Mrs Pamela Quemby says:

    Hello Lyn, I would like to offer to be a collection point for “5000 poppies”. I live in Beechmont Qld 4211, in the Gold Coast Hinterland. I am already an Area Co-ordinator for “Wraps with Love”, a charity in Sydney (www.artsandcraftsnsw.com.au/Wrap.htm) where we knit 10″ squares that are then made into Wraps and sent all over the world. I have 17 knitters who I am sure would love to help out on 5000 Poppies. I am about to send out an group email to let them know about it, and advise I have some wool here to get them started.
    Congratulations on a wonderful project, we will certainly be there to help you achieve your goal.
    Regards, Pammy Frangipani

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Pammy,
      I would love you to be a collection point in Queensland and promote the project … just the kind of community involvement we need to spur us on every higher and something Marg and I have been talking about.
      I am in the middle of having some A3 posters done and will organise to send one up to you when they are complete so you can put it on display. Do you want to give me your collection point details and I will post on the blog. Thanks so much for your involvement.
      Lynn

    • Tammy Snelling says:

      Hi I would love to be a collection point on the west side. We are at Redbank Plains 4305.

    • Glenda O'Dea says:

      I have knitted a dozen poppies but can not find an address to send them. Could you please email your address
      Many Thanks
      Glenda O’Dea
      18 Dante Street Burnett Heads Q 4670
      email: wg.odea@iinet.net.au

      • 5000poppies says:

        Hi Glenda,
        Wonderful news. You can post them to P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic. 3147.
        We will look after them for you at the Chelsea Flower Show.
        Lynn

  2. Jenny Russell says:

    I would like to enquire about being a collection point in sylvania sydney

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Jenny,
      I would love you to be a collection point in Sydney and promote the project … that is something Marg and I have been talking about lately.
      I am in the middle of having some A3 posters done and will organise to send one up to you when they are complete so you can put it on display. Do you want to give me your details and I will post on the blog. Thanks so much for your involvement.
      Lynn

      • 5000poppies says:

        Hi Jenny,
        I now has posters ..give me your details … I will post them on the blog and send you up a poster for your business.
        Regards,
        Lynn

      • Yvonne Dunn says:

        Hi Lynn,
        Iam in Bexley NSW and heard of the project through 2 GB my friend and I have been knitting poppies but can’t fine any despatch area in Sydney when I ask RSL Clubs the just have no idea of the project.
        I read a lady in Sylvanis would like to be a pick up point, this would be fine for us
        to despatch our poppies.
        Would you be able to assist me of this small problem.
        Thank you kindly,
        Yvonne Dunn
        Bexley 2207
        Mb.0409392706
        Email: yvonnekd@bigpond.net.au

      • 5000poppies says:

        Hi Yvonne,
        I have just checked the collection point in Sydney and can’t see that we have one … most of the NSW collection points are country based. Not everyone tells me that they are collecting, poppies just turn up on my doorstep from groups all around the country.
        You can send your poppies to us at P.O. Box 115, Ashburton, Vic. 3147 if you wish.
        Or you can drop them to the Stitches and Craft Show at Rosehill in March … I’ve put a link here for the details Stitches and Craft Show Sydney
        Enjoy making.
        Lynn
        I will put a note on the facebook group and see if there is anyone in your area collecting.
        I don’t have a Sylvania collection point listed on the blog I am sorry.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Jenny,
      I am not sure whether this message got to you or not … I struggle with the comments in wordpress a little.
      I would love you to be a collection point in Sydney and promote the project … that is something Marg and I have been talking about lately.
      I am in the middle of having some A3 posters done and will organise to send one up to you when they are complete so you can put it on display. Do you want to give me your details and I will post on the blog. Thanks so much for your involvement.

      So I now have posters and would love to send you one to put up.
      Regards,
      Lynn
      Lynn

  3. I would love to be the collection point for Cairns and the surrounds. I just flew down for the Fleet Review in Sydney, crocheting poppies the whole time, and sparked a lot of interest. I managed to get 6 balls of the black eyelash yarn to bring home, and have started promoting your brilliant project up here. Today I got permission for a display in the Reception area of the Day Surgery I work in, so need to knit one tonight, and get an A4 poster designed. I agree with you that it is addictive, and I think the 60,000 is definitely reachable.

  4. Hi,
    I would love to offer my business, Crafty Frog, in Canberra ACT as a collection point for 5000 poppies. We are located in Kambah, and will also be publicising this event through our Facebook page and our Newsletter list that currently has 1200 people on it.

    My daughter is in the AirForce (Nurse), my husband is ex-AirForce and my friend is a Viet vet so I have a vested interest 🙂

    • 5000poppies says:

      I would love you to be a collection point Laura. It seems that everyone who is involved as some kind of vested interest. It’s been an incredible journey for me to be part of this.
      Send me your address and contact details and I will post on the blog, and I will send you a poster to put up in your business.
      Lynn

  5. Crafty Frog
    Shop 4/107 Marconi Crescent
    KAMBAH ACT 2902

    Phone: 02 6296 6240
    Email: info@craftyfrog.com.au
    Website: http://www.craftyfrog.com.au

    • 5000poppies says:

      Thanks Laura,
      I’ve added you to our collection points and will send you a poster in the mail next week.
      Enjoy your poppy propagating … it’s a bit addictive.
      Lynn

  6. Thank You Lynn,

    We will start advertising online this week, and in the shop as soon as the poster arrives. Thank you very much 🙂

  7. Sue says:

    Hi 5000 poppies.

    We own Goornong General Store and are willing to be a collection point for poppies. We are situated just north east of Bendigo on the main road through to Elmore and Echuca. Most of the people I have spoken to are enthusiastic about the project. The concept brings a tear to the eye.
    Would love to be able to help.
    Sue at
    goornong@tpg.com.au

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Sue,
      Would love you to be a collection point for us. Exciting project … loving every second of it … If you can give me your address details .. I will post them on the blog and send you a poster to place in your window.
      Thank you so much for your help.
      Lynn

      • Pammy Frangipani says:

        Hi Lyn, any sign of the A4 poster yet please? Having a day at the Beechmont Market on 17th November, and could do with the poster to put it amongst the poppies I have knitted and collected. Regards, Pammy Frangipani

        On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 6:38 AM, 5000 POPPIES wrote:

        > 5000poppies commented: “Hi Sue, Would love you to be a collection > point for us. Exciting project … loving every second of it … If you can > give me your address details .. I will post them on the blog and send you a > poster to place in your window. Thank you so much for your h” >

      • 5000poppies says:

        Hi Pammy, Sorry been so frantic with work and poppies (not necessarily in that order) only just got to Officeworks yesterday to buy some tubes for mailing … however, I have attached a pdf of the poster. If you can print out that might be helpful. In the meantime I will get one up to you today. Lynn

        On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 1:51 PM, 5000 POPPIES wrote:

        > New comment on your post “COLLECTION POINTS” > Author : Pammy Frangipani (IP: 74.125.82.172 , mail-we0-f172.google.com) > E-mail : pammy@pammyfrangipani.com > URL : > Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/74.125.82.172 > Comment: > Hi Lyn, any sign of the A4 poster yet please? Having a day at the > Beechmont Market on 17th November, and could do with the poster to put it > amongst the poppies I have knitted and collected. Regards, Pammy Frangipani > >

  8. Dear Lyn,

    ACH Group in SA has started making Poppies with the help of our residents in nursing Homes and Home care.
    we will become a collection point in SA for our customers, staff and Volunteers and send you our poppies for the Melbourne diasplay, while also dispaying some in Adelaide .
    we are working on a proposal here and will let you know what we can arrange here too.
    Please send some Posters so we can promote it further.
    regards Lenore de la Perrelle

  9. Jan Eden says:

    Hi Lyn!
    Our church, Coast Alive INC Central Coast, would like to be a collection point. We have decided to have a workshop on the first Tuesday of each month, as well doing them at home, etc. Our address is 1/10 O’Hart Close, Lakehaven 2263.
    We would also like to put up posters to gather more helpers.
    Look forward to hearing from you…
    Cheers Jan

  10. Please add ACH Group as a collection point in SA , at 22 Henley Beach Road, Mile End 5031 but any of our sites around SA and Melbourne can collect and send via our head office at Mile End
    We are making poppies and can collect and send them as well.
    Our Retirement Villages in Melbourne are also sending in poppies direct.
    Lenore de la Perrelle

  11. Karen Seckold says:

    Hi,
    I have e-mailed you about joining in making, collecting and being a collection point for Poppies in Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook and Wyndham vale area in Melbourne. I work for the Wyndham Library Service and we have four libraries in these areas and I think we can help?

    Regards,

    Karen Seckold

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Karen,
      Love you to be involved in the project.
      It’s quite easy to start up. I will send you separately a “kit” of information to start you on your way.
      Lynn

  12. Mrs Pamela Quemby says:

    Hello Lyn, I have now moved to South Australia, and would like to offer to be a collection point for this country town of Strathalbyn in the Adelaide Hills 5255 My email is pammy@pammyfrangipani.com (same as before when I lived in Beechmont). I already have ladies knitting here for me from when I showed them the poppies when I came on holidays in Dec 2013. Congratualtions on a wonderful effort, looking forward to April 2015 when it all comes together….regards, Pammy Frangipani

  13. Gayle says:

    Hi Lyn. I realise you probably have some ideas of what to do with them when finished, but I was thinking that if separated into wool and synthetic they could be sown into knee rugs distributed by the RSL to individual people. Then they get to sit beneath the poppies. what do you think?

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Gayle,
      We are REALLY hoping that the War Memorial in Canberra will take them as a community art installation.
      That’s what we are working towards.
      Lynn

  14. Ros Floyd Temora library says:

    Hi, We would love to become part of your project. Temora Library is a collection point for the Wrap with Love project and our members would like to become involved with this as well.
    Regards Ros……

  15. Gwen Rudder says:

    Hi, I will be a collection point in IMBIL, Qld if you wish.
    Cheers
    Gwen

    • Karen Seckold says:

      Hi, Some time ago I asked to be a collection point but have not heard back. I am with the Wyndham Library service, Pt Cook, Hoppers Crossing, Werribee and Wyndham Vale. Can you please tell me if we are a collection point and if so is there a kit to get started?

      Regards,

      karen Seckold Family and Local History Librarian Wyndham Library Service

      ________________________________________

  16. Robyn Matsson says:

    Hi, not sure if my previous message worked. Cummins Library would like to be involved as a pick up oint. Robyn

  17. Kaisey S says:

    Hi. I am 11 and I’d really like to get involved, but there are no collection points near me. Can I post them somewhere?

  18. Terry Boyd says:

    Shire of Mundaring in WA has two collection points at the libraries; Mundaring and Greenmount.

  19. Billie Pindur says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I will approach the Moreton Bay QLD libraries for collection points. Will let you know tomorrow how I get on. In the meantime I can be a collection point in North Lakes

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Billie,
      How are you.
      Would love to have you on board as a collection point. Just give me your address details … you can email me direct on 5000poppies@gmail.com instead of posting here if you like. Let me know how you get on with the libraries.
      Lynn

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