Newport RSL appeals for volunteers

Newport RSL president Bob Gladysz. (Damjan Janevski)

Goya Dmytryshchak

Volunteers are being sought by the Newport RSL Sub-branch to help raise funds for this year’s ANZAC Appeal.

President Bob Gladysz said the sub-branch aimed to top its previous fund-raising record of $9000.

“We have set an ambitious fundraising target for this year’s ANZAC Appeal and need our community’s support to reach our goal,” he said.

“We would welcome the support of anyone who has an hour or two of their time to donate to the appeal.

“This could involve helping us pack the badges into trays, dropping our ANZAC Appeal badges off at local schools or businesses, or helping us sell badges in one of our many locations.

“Our appeals are an important fund-raising event for our club, which now has broadened its area of assistance to include the greater Williamstown and Newport region.

Mr Gladysz, who was in the last intake for national service during the Vietnam War, took over as president in 2019 when the Newport RSL club was in danger of being permanently closed.

The community had rallied to support the Newport sub-branch, which vowed to run its traditional club on a firm voluntary basis.

To register your interest in volunteering, call Newport RSL Sub-branch secretary Ian Nicholls on 0419 524 454.