The annual Poppy Appeal is well underway and Sunshine RSL is calling on the community to dig deep this Remembrance Day.
Sunshine RSL president Garry Collins said all proceeds help to raise much-needed funds to support veterans.
“By purchasing a poppy, you are not only remembering those who have served in the past, but you are also helping to support those who are still serving today, as 100 per cent of the proceeds from the sale of every poppy goes towards supporting service men, women and their families in times of need,” he said.
Volunteers will be out in force selling poppies at shopping malls, the RSL and prominent stores including Woolworths and Officeworks.
RSL Victoria state president, Dr Robert Webster said every donation to the appeal contributes to helping the RSL support veterans and their families.
“For example, the funds raised by the sale of a single $10 Poppy Appeal pin may go towards the purchase of a mobility scooter for an elderly veteran, pay for a young veteran’s crisis accommodation, and support health and wellbeing programs for veterans throughout Victoria,” Dr Webster said.
“You should feel proud when you wear the red poppy, as your donation will have helped to change a veteran’s life.”
Donations to the Poppy Appeal can also be made online at poppyappeal.com.au