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Patients create ANZAC Day poppies

Patient Audrey with Peninsula Health diversional therapists Maureen and Gail and Jenny from Bunnings Mornington.

Patients and staff at Peninsula Health’s The Mornington Centre have helped to hand-make a poppy trail to be erected in the WW1 Avenue of Honour at Mornington Secondary College as part of the school’s ANZAC Day celebrations.

“I think it’s very clever and it’s nice to do something in remembrance of ANZAC Day,” said Audrey, a patient at The Mornington Centre who participated in one of the poppy making sessions.

Jenny from Mornington Bunnings decided to get patients at The Mornington Centre involved in the project, along with students from local schools and visitors to Bunnings as she wanted to do something special to commemorate ANZAC Day.

“I wanted to get different members of the community involved so it’s a community poppy trail,” said Jenny.

The poppies are made out of plastic and fabric. Patients traced the outline of the flower onto the felt, cut it out and created the poppy, then weaved them all together to create the trail.

“It’s been a good project to be involved in,” said Maureen, a Diversional Therapist at Peninsula Health.

“Everyone has really enjoyed it and over the last two months lots of different patients have had a go at making the poppies.”

Audrey works on the poppy trail. 

Flinders Ward Nurse Unit Manager Mark and patient Elfi making poppies. 

 

Jessica Mills
JMills@phcn.vic.gov.au