With RSL NSW membership increasing for the first time in 40 years (up by 11% during the past 12 months), it has highlighted the importance of the organisation for veterans requiring access to local support and services.
And now, RSL NSW is calling on all Australians to ‘Check on a Mate’ this Anzac Day – Tuesday, April 25 – and pledge their support and encourage their veteran friends and family members to commemorate the day by attending one of the many events being held in recognition and honour of the country’s war heroes.
“The Census data shows that everyone knows a veteran or is connected to someone who has served in some form or another – a grandparent, partner, parent, sibling or friend,” RSL NSW President, Ray James, says.
“It’s therefore all of our responsibility to make sure they are okay, know that they have support and know where they can seek that support, whether that’s a coffee with friends, or it’s employment or wellbeing support.
“RSL NSW is home to 26,000 members and more than 320 sub-Branches across NSW, all of whom stand ready to provide mateship, a ready-made community, connection and links to support services for veterans and their families.”
The RSL Broken Hill sub-Branch is at 399 Argent St and be contacted on 8088 1024. For more information on Anzac Day services in Broken Hill, visit https://www.rslsa.org.au