Lest We Forget Poppy Project




Poppy Display

Lest We Forget Poppy Project 2015

In 2015, to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign in WW1, Campbelltown Council supported the Lest We Forget Poppy Project and received 2,500 knitted, crocheted and crafted poppies.

250 poppies were sent to Melbourne as part of the National ‘5000 Poppies Project’ and the remainder of the poppies are displayed in the Campbelltown area on Anzac Day at The Gums Reserve, Tranmere and on Remembrance Day at a location in the Campbelltown area. 

To view the list of contributors please click here.

Lest We Forget Poppy Project 2018

We have reached 1980 poppies so far and counting...keep them coming

A call has gone out to knitters from around Australia to help create 60,000 poppies to mark the centenary of the end of World War I in November 2018. 

It is hoped the stemmed poppies will carpet part of the grounds at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in time for commemorations.  Each poppy will represent an Australian life lost in World War I, with the Great War remaining the costliest conflict to Australia in terms of deaths.  Out of the 416,809 men who enlisted, 60,000 were killed and 156,000 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner.

How can you contribute?

  • Donate wool: red, green and black wool
  • Knit or crochet a poppy: in your own time or join our social group on the third Thursday of the month (next one is 16/11) at the Community Hub 1-3pm. No bookings required just drop in.
  • Learn to crochet a poppy: attend a workshop at the Campbelltown Community Hub on the last Friday of the month (next one is 24/11) 10am-12pm.  No bookings required just drop in.

Poppy Criteria

  • Poppies need to be quite tight so that they can stand up to the weather
  • They will be attached to stems that are being made in Victoria, please don’t attach stems or pins
  • Please sew in all ends
  • Please make all poppies in red yarn (not white or purple), buttons can be used as centres and feel free to be creative with the centres.
  • Poppies need to be somewhere between 6cm and 9cm with 6cm to 8cm diameter being preferred.

What is the deadline?

We need all completed poppies by 31 March 2018. 

Where can I drop wool or poppies off?

Include your name and number of poppies you have:

  • Council Office – 172 Montacute Road, Rostrevor
  • Campbelltown Library – 171 Montacute Road, Newton
  • Pam Schartner, Knit n Natter – 22 Tennyson Avenue, Tranmere
  • Community Hub – 168 Montacute Road, Rostrevor (Tue am; Thursday or Friday)

PATTERNS: Download Poppy Crochet Patterns(214 kb)Poppy Knitting Patterns(256 kb) or visit

Pattern packs also available from Council, Library or the Campbelltown Community Hub.

2018 Contributors

Adelaide Knit n Natter

Kathy Bell

Rosslyn Best

Pam Castanelli

Paule Chmielewski

Gill Evans

Wendy Harvey


Ruth Henderson

Jenny Higgins

Anita Holt

Jill - Adelaide Knit n Natter

Kay Hooper

Jan Kleeman

Mylene Ludgate

Rhoda McClory

Magill Quilters

Auriel Mahomet

Margaret - Adelaide Knit n Natter

Helen Meyer



Leonie Myatt

Pauline Noblet

Port Broughton Group

Sue Raschlash

Rose - Adelaide Knit n Natter

Shirley Smith

Pam Schartner

Tania Schultz

Bev Selway

Shirley Smith

Barbara Snaddon

St Georges

Janet Wehr

Yve Weinberg

Paula White

Pieterke Wright

Faye Yates

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project please contact Tracy on 8366 9214.

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