Ararat RSL sub-branch starts 2018 Anzac Day appeal with badge sales in in person and via Woolworths

Funds from the ANZAC Appeal go to a variety of services and programs for veterans who need help.
Funds from the ANZAC Appeal go to a variety of services and programs for veterans who need help.

Appeals organisers at all RSL Sub-Branches throughout Victoria are gearing up for the 2018 ANZAC Appeal.

Ararat Sub Branch president Frank Neulist said he was confident that the community would once again generously support the RSL’s annual ANZAC Appeal.

“Our RSL volunteers, many of them veterans, are ready to offer a variety of ANZAC Appeal badges,” he said. 

“The high level of energy and commitment shown by our Sub-Branch volunteers as they raise the much needed funds, is truly humbling.

“Each and every volunteer is determined to get into the community and not only sell ANZAC Appeal badges, but to share their stories and experiences.

“I would also like to thank the members of our local community who so generously support the ANZAC Appeal and our veterans.”

RSL Victoria’s appeals manager Peter Smith OAM said the funds raised through the ANZAC Appeal enabled the RSl to deliver much needed assistance to those men and women who have served Australia.

“Funds from the ANZAC Appeal go to a variety of services and programs for veterans who need help and is tailored to their individual needs and circumstances,” he said.

“It can include assistance such as medical bills, emergency home repairs, food vouchers and relief from social isolation.

“Providing premium welfare services is a top priority for RSL Victoria, and the ANZAC Appeal makes this happen.

“Each RSL Sub-Branch in Victoria plays a vital role within their community and for many veterans, the Sub-Branch is the social and welfare hub that they know and love.

I encourage members of the community to engage with their local RSL, attend a commemorative ANZAC service and to show that they care by buying and wearing an ANZAC Appeal badge with pride this April.”

ANZAC Appeal badges can be purchased from Woolworths supermarkets, RSL Sub-Branch or from volunteer collectors. 

Donations can be made online at anzacappeal.com.au.