Welcome … these are the most commonly asked questions about the project
BEFORE WE START …
PLEASE READ ME BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE
DELIVERY OF YOUR POPPIES …
PLEASE EITHER MAIL YOUR POPPIES TO
5000 POPPIES, P.O. BOX 115 ASHBURTON VIC 3147
OR COURIER TO
EAST MALVERN RSL, STANLEY GROSE DRIVE, EAST MALVERN VIC 3145
IF YOU ARE IN THE VICINITY OF THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DROP THEM AT RECEPTION.
Just a little housekeeping for those who are new to the group. I have listed a few FAQs at the base of this post for you … hopefully to save some time for you. I will add to these regularly as new frequently asked questions arise.
So … welcome to 5000 POPPIES …. This project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance to our servicemen and women, their families and their communities, and is closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018.
Feel free to post poppy or remembrance related questions, add photos or comments … create events … anything you would like to share with the group at large. We LOVE what we are doing and love to share. We are a lovely helpful incredibly connected community and we celebrate each other’s achievements …
Please also remember what we are all about and remember to respect each other.
If you want to join our group … we need to be able to at least see your basic details. We knock back many people who are just looking for a captive audience to sell products and that’s not what we are about … we want to be able to see that you are legitimately interested in what we are doing before we will add you to the group. So if we are blocked from seeing who you are and what your interests are… then we can’t make a judgement on whether 5000 Poppies is for you. You can always PM me if this is a problem for you …
We also have a blog which you can subscribe to… although I generally put a link on this facebook group when I post …. 5000poppies.wordpress.com if you would like to read about what we’ve been up to for the last few years and what we have planned, it’s worth taking the time to read the blog … its a chronology of our wonderful little project … and well worth a read. We are WAY behind on updating our contributors but this will be done over time … be patient with us … admin members are few and we work as hard as we can.
LEST WE FORGET
1. DO YOU NEED ANY MORE POPPIES?
We have had two major projects running concurrently throughout the last six months and the response has been spectacular.
We have now COMPLETED our collection of poppies for the RSL 2018 Poppy Appeal and have asked for people to cease production of poppies for the AWM installation until we can take stock of where we are at.
Since late December, we have received more than 20,000 poppies for our AWM installation. It has been nothing short of amazing. After our Christmas break, we came back to a mammoth mail. We have spent the majority of the second half of January opening mail, sorting and modifying poppies that don’t meet the specifications for our AWM installation … as well as planning for the installation itself.
So, if you have poppies to send, please send them NOW … so we can work out where we are at. We know there are thousands of poppies still in production and THERE WILL BE AN OVER RUN. BUT …
This is a difficult time, because I know that everyone is excited about making poppies for this incredibly heartfelt community project and we don’t want any disappointment and so we are currently planning an additional installation in Canberra (more info when we are able) to make use of the over run.
So, send your poppies NOW! Let us do a count and then we can see where we are at and make plans.
Thank you thank you thank you … You are all amazing.