Transport funding for RSL sub branch

Thank you for the support: Members of the Gloucester RSL sub branch and women's auxiliary with David Gillespie at the Gloucester Soldiers Club. Photo: Anne Keen
Thank you for the support: Members of the Gloucester RSL sub branch and women's auxiliary with David Gillespie at the Gloucester Soldiers Club. Photo: Anne Keen

Returned and Services League Gloucester sub branch has received funding to assist with the cover of transport for bus trips.

Federal Member for Lyne, David Gillespie was the guest of honour at an afternoon tea on Thursday, November 9, hosted by the sub branch at the Gloucester Soldiers Club, after the branch had received $6,618 from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Branch secretary, Max Poole applied for the Veteran and Community Grant to assist with the cost of transport for future outings. The trips will be open to members of the sub branch, their families, war widows and Legacy members once planned.

Some of the options include:

  • a trip to the School of Infantry in Singleton for a tour of the school’s war museum and to watch the March Out Parade at the end of the infantry core training
  • a trip to Canberra to visit the Australian War Memorial
  • other trips may include something like whale watching in Forster

The grant program aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.