Appeals

The Poppy Appeal raises funds to support former and serving members of the Australian Defence Forces and dependents when in need.

 

Most of the funds are raised through our Appeals with the sale of Poppy merchandise. But without your support we won’t raise the funds needed to continue the work by the RSL for our Welfare Projects.

 

The Appeals Office will be delivering school boxes to schools throughout the area for Remembrance Day which is not too far away.

 

We will also be delivering Honesty Boxes to businesses, hospitals, doctors, vets and various businesses around Berwick, Beaconsfield and Narre Warren areas.

 

The whiteboard timetable will be set up on Thursday 10th October. If you can assist us with selling you will need to get your name down so you don’t miss out selling at your favourite venue at the time that suits you. Coles Southside no longer support this type of activity, they only support Community BBQ’s.

 

The first week of poppy selling is always very light on with only one person going out selling. We provide everything you need as well as the best venues. We would like to improve this if we can with your help, so please consider joining our happy team of volunteers?

 

If you have 2 to 4 hours to spare, sit at a table with your Poppies and look pretty, people will approach you to buy. We have some new items for sale this time. One includes a purple Poppy for the animals that served.

 

We will be selling from Monday 28 October. The Appeals Office will be open from 5pm to 7pm Monday to Saturdays, so that you can collect your bag of goodies the day before or return your collection (open Sunday 10 Nov) as we do not want people turning up on Remembrance Day with their bag.

 

We will have a stall at Akoonah Market on Sunday 3rd Nov and Sunday 10th November, manned by our President and Junior Vice President, so if you are at the market call past and say ‘Good Day’.

 

We also have a stall at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday 9th November from 8am so call past and say ‘Good Day’ to them as well.

 

When you read Mufti with all the collections made by each RSL we can be proud of the fact that we always manage to collect more than a lot of the larger clubs who have more members than us. This is due to the commitment by our members to sell on behalf of the Berwick RSL.

 

If you need to collect your bag for Monday 28 October please ring Appeals Office on 0438 340 921 Sue Clark to arrange early pick up.

 

 

Sue Clark

Appeals Officer

 

 

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

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