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Rokewood Sub Branch All Set For 2016 Poppy Appeal


RSL Appeals organisers at all Victorian Sub-Branches around Victoria are gearing up for the annual Poppy Appeal, as it becomes a timely reminder to Remember this November.


Rokewood Sub-Branch is all set  for this year’s Poppy Appeal, with a group of volunteers commited in making the Appeal a great success.

From late October, thousands of the much loved, iconic red poppy will be sold to raise funds for current and former servicemen and women in need.

“The Poppy Appeal is a cause that resonates with all Australians and each and every person who purchases a poppy feels a great sense of pride in wearing it in the lead up to and on Remembrance Day,” said RSL Victoria Appeals Manager, Peter Smith. 

“Not only does buying and wearing a poppy show respect for our country’s fallen heroes, but it helps raise vital funds to assist past and present servicemen and women and their dependents in times of need.

Poppies were among the first plants to bloom in the devastated battlefields of France and Belgium, and since 1921 they have been used in remembrance of those who fell during times of war. 

As a wave of young veterans are finding themselves and their families in need of assistance, it is now as important as ever to donate to the Poppy Appeal, according to Mr Smith. 

“We urge all Victorians to wear a poppy with pride as we Remember this November.” Peter said.

Ben Brooks, President Rokewood Sub-Branch acknowledges the phenomenal commitment shown by the members and volunteers who time and time again, make the Poppy Appeal such a success.

“Our community continues to come together to support the Poppy Appeal in the lead up to Remembrance Day.  It is humbling to see the wave of support and enthusiasm by the locals who support the Poppy Appeal in so many ways.” he said.

You can purchase a poppy from your local Woolworths, Officeworks, RSL Sub-Branch or from volunteer collectors in your local community from late October. Or, donate online at www.poppyappeal.com.au