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Saturday, 10 November 2007

Red Poppy Appeal

Volunteer collects big time

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
  • Wheelchairs
  • Walking frames
  • Scooters
  • Providing transport
  • Pension and entitlement advice
  • Home maintenance
  • Aged care advice and facilitation

Lest we forget.

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