Thursday, 27 November 2014

WOW - We've now collected over 10,000 poppies.

This is just an amazing result. Julie and I never expected that we'd make this number so quickly. In late February when we started, we thought a target of 5,000 was ambitious. When we reached that, we decided we'd try to make 10,000 poppies. We never expected we'd make that target before the end of November - only 9 months.
CONGRATULATIONS and MANY THANKS to all you amazing women who have been making poppies for us. It's a thrill to open a parcel which has been sent to us and find even more beautiful poppies to add to our collection. However, we're happy to accept even more poppies to make our display next year look really impressive.

As we've reached this last target of ten thousand poppies, we've been able to pass on to the Forster-Tuncurry R.S.L. sub-branch 3,000 poppies. This means they will be able to give 500 poppies to each of the six local centres with war memorials.

We're continuing to discuss just how we will use these lovely poppies when the War Memorial at Tuncurry is rededicated on 22nd Feb. and then for the major display on ANZAC Day 2015.

I've also included a photo of the wreath made for Remembrance Day which Julie and I laid on behalf of the local community.