Aveo Camden Downs Poppies Project

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In September last year, the craft group at the Aveo Camden Downs retirement village took up the challenge to make knitted poppies which would become part of the 1915 Anzac Remembrance. Since then, over 1,200 poppies have been knitted by residents and their friends and mounted for display in preparation for April 25, 2015. With the display now complete, all involved are justifiably proud and they have created their own ‘sea of poppies’. As well as being displayed at the village, Aveo Camden Downs’ sea of poppies will also be featured at many of the local schools which will be holding Anzac services. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the veterans to impart the story of the poppy to the students and why it is so important in remembrance services. The “poppy project” has been one that the Aveo Camden Downs residents have all enjoyed, despite a few sore shoulders and stiff fingers, and has allowed them to feel that they are part of the 2015 Anzac Commemorations. Aveo Camden Downs Resident, Diane Richard-Evan said, “As the wife of our local sub-branch President, who is a Vietnam Veteran, and the daughter and step-daughter of both WW1 and WW2 veterans, I am very proud to have been part of the poppies project, which, in turn, is part of the Camden Community Poppy Project”.

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