Volunteers sought for the RSLWA’s Poppy Project

2018 is the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice and the RSLWA is undertaking a 62,000 Poppy Project to highlight the significance of the occasion.

The 62,000 poppies represent the number of lives lost in World War One and the Project aims to have 62,000 poppies created and installed on the lawns of Kings Park in time for the 11 November Anniversary

Volunteers are sought for the two separate phases of this project; ‘The Creation’ and ‘The Installation’.

The Creation

To date the RSLWA has assembled close to 20,000 poppies and ideally need to assemble another 6,000 - 7,000 per week to meet the deadline.

The RSLWA has some dedicated volunteers called the Poppy Ladies, who have knitted and crocheted all of the 62,000 flowers and stems, but in order to complete the assembly of the poppies they require assistance.

Should we have sufficient volunteers from the MPRS Bases we can schedule a suitable time for the ladies to bring the poppies to base to instruct the volunteers on how to assemble the finished product.

The Installation

This is effectively the ‘planting’ of the 62,000 poppies at King’s Park near the State War Memorial.

This activity will run from 0700-1200 on Friday 9th November

The poppies will be installed in a design which resembles a poppy from the air.

Please note this activity will be captured by an imagery team via aerial drones and ground cameras.

 

Volunteers are sought from both military and civilian members.

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