THOUSANDS and thousands of stars.
That’s how many we need to cover the Echuca water tower for the Queen’s Baton Relay on February 15.
And its all part of the One Million Stars to End Violence project, encouraging communities to weave stars as symbols of light, hope and solidarity.
A powerful message — and one that will require a lot of helping hands for it to shine brightly at the relay.
The Echuca Starweavers Association are looking for help from locals (and visitors) aged from 10 to 100.
With 100 stars required to cover 1.2 sq m, thousands will be needed to coat the tower and line the main street for the relay.
And whether you’re a craft wiz — or anything but that — co-ordinator Barry McDougal encouraged everyone to get on board.
‘‘Give it a go. Once you know the routine, it’s very simple. And you’re using your time to help others,’’ he said.
‘‘The whole point of this project is you can’t fix darkness with more darkness. Only light and caring and love can end violence. With the Queen’s Baton Relay, we have an incredible opportunity to spread this message.’’
Ribbons can be collected from Echuca Library, and completed stars should be returned there.
■For instructions on how to weave stars, contact Barry on 0435 134 264.