By Darren Stones
NOVEMBER 11 is Remembrance Day, and each year the Victorian Branch of the Returned & Services League of Australia conducts its annual Red Poppy Appeal.
Collecting for a cause: R.S.L. volunteer Bronwyn Galofaro rattling the tin.
Picture: Darren Stones
Voluntary helper, Bronwyn Galofaro has single-handedly raised AU$588.65 in donations from the public due to selling red poppies outside the Safeway supermarket in Hadfield, Victoria, Australia.
In combining her employment as a carer with Migrant Resources in Preston, Bronwyn is a respected member of the Pascoe Vale R.S.L. Ladies Auxiliary and assists in co-ordinating bingo at the Pascoe Vale R.S.L. Sub-Branch in Pascoe Vale each Wednesday and Saturday.
Public donations to the Red Poppy Appeal continue to provide welfare support for Ex-Service Men and Women, and their dependants who are in need.
Money raised from the appeal assists the R.S.L. in relieving hardship of Ex-Service Men and Women, and their families through a wide range of activities including;
- Food vouchers
- Hospital and home visits
- Household utilities accounts
- Walking frames
- Providing transport
- Pension and entitlement advice
- Home maintenance
- Aged care advice and facilitation
Lest we forget.