2014 Poppy Appeal
Victoria Park Sub Branch participated quite widely this year and stretched our volunteers to the max. We covered
- Swansea Street Markets
- Victoria Park Streets
- Top of the Park Shopping Centre
- 4WD Adventure Show
- Perth CBD
- Victoria Primary School
- Millen Primary School
- Victoria Park Rotary
Club President Kelvin Liddiard also attached the Victoria Park Rotary Club on Remembrance day for a breakfast which included a presentation on Remembrance Day and the WW1 Memorial Wall project.
Our volunteers sold poppies for the Poppy Appeal at the following locations in Perth CBD:
- Corner Barrack St and St Georges Tce
- Corner Barrack and Hay Streets (Perth Town Hall)
- Corner Barrack and Wellington Streets
- Outside The Cloisters, St Georges Tce
Sub-branch members used the chance to let the public know more about our Centenary Memorial Wall Project.
To all the businesses and people who contributed to the Remembrance Day Poppy Appeal Collections of which the funds go to the Sailors’, Soldiers’ & Airmen’s Relief Trust Fund we offer a huge thank you. The money donated going towards raising much needed funds for welfare work. We could not do it without you.
A huge thank you from the Sub Branch to the Perth 4WD and Adventure Show for their support on Remembrance Day each year by allowing us to collect on the days of the show, which is usually the weekend prior to Remembrance Day. It is a huge help with funds towards the Welfare Fund.
To our volunteers who worked tirelessly to help raise the funds, a huge thank you for your time and efforts.
‘Remember in November.’
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, one minute of silence is observed across the country to mark the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front during WWI, after four years of warfare.
About the Poppy Appeal
During the First World War, red poppies were among the first plants to bloom in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium. In soldier’s folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground, making the poppy symbolic of the bloodshed in trench warfare.
The Poppy Appeal contributes significantly to the fundraising work of the RSL. The largest fundraising activity of the Appeal is the sale of poppies beginning in late October each year. Money raised is used to assist both current and former serving members of the Australian and Allied defence forces and their dependents when in need. The RSL encourages all Australians to purchase a poppy and “Remember in November”