Volunteers Wanted for Armistice Day Poppy Project

A massive shout-out to anyone who would like to be part of a once in a lifetime activity.

Volunteers are being sought to help the installation of the Poppy Project at Kings Park ahead of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day on 11 November 2018.

Each handcrafted red poppy represents a fallen member of the Australian armed forces who died during the First World War.

“The 62,000 handcrafted poppies are part of the magnificent ‘Poppy Project’ and could not be achieved without the combined efforts and hard-work of our ‘Poppy Ladies’,” Chief Executive Officer of RSLWA, John McCourt said.
“However, to ensure that all these red poppies are installed at Kings Park for Armistice Day, we need more volunteers,” Mr. McCourt said.

The poppies will be installed at Kings Park in two stages – the first at the Flame of Remembrance on Wednesday 7 November with the second stage to be the major installation of the knitted poppies at the State War Memorial.

Senior Australian Defence Force (ADF) officers from the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force will ‘plant’ poppies on Friday 9th November.

“We have great support from the ADF, students from Greenmount Primary School as well as corporate partners such as the ANZ and TAB but we would like more members of the public to be part of this special event,” Mr. McCourt said.

“The poppies will form a most wonderful, large-scale visual piece of art. Importantly, this project pays homage to all those Australians who served as well as those who lost their lives during the First World War,” he said.

To register, volunteers can contact Jennifer at RSLWA on 08 92873799 or via email: campaign@rslwa.org.au

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