Darryl Hawke from the Lismore RSL Sub-Branch.
Darryl Hawke from the Lismore RSL Sub-Branch.

Poppy sales fund welfare programs

The Lismore Sub-Branch of the RSL will commence their annual poppy sale in the CBD tomorrow (Friday, November 5) in the lead up to Remembrance Day next week.

Junior vice president Darryl Hawke said they would be out on the corner of Molesworth and Magellan Streets on Friday from 8.30am and that school children would be visiting businesses throughout the CBD an industrial areas on Friday. Volunteers will also be at the Lismore Square on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday and at both the Goonellabah Shopping Square and Bunnings on Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Apart from ANZAC Day, this is the only avenue we have for raising funds to support our welfare activities such as hospital visits and care packages,” Mr Hawke said.

He said the Sub-Branch recently received a call from a grandmother who had a grandson serving overseas who was somewhat distressed that he had not received a care package when most of his serving mates had.

“We are anxious to make contact with parents or relatives of service personal from Lismore who are currently serving overseas so we can send a Christmas package from the Sub-Branch”.

Gathering for the Remembrance Day service will be from 10.30am on Thursday, November 11, outside the Memorial Baths.


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