23 Oct 5,000 Poppies bound for the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show
In an unprecedented coup, our friends at 5,000 Poppies will be taking their heartfelt tribute of respect and remembrance seen in Melbourne on Anzac Day this year, to the Chelsea Flower Show in London in May next year. This is the pinnacle of horticultural events worldwide with a television audience of more than 3.5 billion.
GRIT has supported 5,000 Poppies since the gem of an idea started with just two people, and we’ve have watched it grow into huge community outpouring, amassing more than 250,000 poppies from an estimated 50,000 contributors from around the globe. It has been a significant part of commemorating the Centenary in Australia, and now it’s about to take its place on the world stage.
5000 Poppies has gratefully acknowledged the Victorian Government which has agreed to be the major sponsor for the event. And also thanks the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, the Minister for Veterans Affairs John Eren, the Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee and their teams for their tireless work in finding the funding for Chelsea.
Image by Patrick Redmond