Community backs annual appeal

PRIDE: Horsham RSL sub-branch supervisor Brigitte Cullen and Horsham RSL affiliate vice-president Peter Creek with a range of badges for sale ahead of Anzac Day on Tuesday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

PRIDE: Horsham RSL sub-branch supervisor Brigitte Cullen and Horsham RSL affiliate vice-president Peter Creek with a range of badges for sale ahead of Anzac Day on Tuesday. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

VOLUNTEERS across the Wimmera are selling badges to honour Anzac Day.

Horsham RSL sub-branch president Robert Lockwood was confident the local community would once again dig deep and generously support the RSL's annual appeal.

"Our RSL volunteers, from all walks of life, are ready to offer a variety of Anzac Appeal badges, including a special badge to commemorate the last great charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba in 1917,” Mr Lockwood said.

"All our dedicated volunteers, often veterans, are determined to get into the community and not only sell Anzac Appeal badges, but to share their stories and experiences.

“It is a wonderful time for our community to come together and pay respects to our past and present servicemen and women."

RSL Victoria's appeals manager Peter Smith said money raised would deliver support to returned serviec men and women.

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

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