Buy a poppy

Buy a poppy

Bairnsdale RSL Sub-Branch calls on local residents to purchase a Poppy this November.

The 2019 Poppy Appeal has begun, and the Bairnsdale Sub-Branch needs your help to raise much-needed funds to support our veterans.

Bairnsdale Sub-Branch president, Allan Pappin, is calling on the local community to support this year’s Poppy Appeal.

“From November 1, our volunteers will be selling the much-loved and iconic red poppy in our local community,” Mr Pappin said.

“By purchasing a poppy, you are not only remembering those who have served in the past, 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.”

RSL Victoria state president, Dr Robert Webster OAM, said: “Every donation to the Poppy Appeal contributes to the RSL’s vital work of supporting veterans and their families when in need.”

“For example, the funds raised by the sale of 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,” he said.

Dr Webster went on to say that people should feel proud when they wear the Poppy.

“You should feel proud when you wear the red poppy, as your donation will have helped to change a veteran’s life,” he said.

Poppy Appeal merchandise can be purchased from RSL Sub-Branches, and Woolworths and Officeworks stores. Donations to the Poppy Appeal can also be made online at poppyappeal.com.au.


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