Shoppers dig deep to help Diggers
The generosity of South West shoppers has helped five Coles stores make a $2000 donation to the Bunbury Returned and Services League to help run the military museum at the Dardanup Heritage Park.
RSL president John Gelmi said the money would also “go a long way” towards the ongoing costs of the RSL’s Welfare Department that provides a full range of services, including emergency relief, advocacy, counselling and hospital visits, to the veteran community.
The Coles stores sold Mother’s Day raffle tickets, provided donation tins and displayed pre-loved books available for a gold coin donation in a joint effort to support the RSL.
“It’s great to see Coles get on board and assist us the way they have – its wonderful,” Mr Gelmi said.
“To the people who purchased the tickets, we thank them very much for their ongoing support.”
Secretary Alan Hall said the annual raffle was the RSL’s major fundraiser.
“We had a very successful year, selling more raffle tickets than any other year and had a range of great prizes including $3,000 cash and twenty vouchers generously donated by local businesses,” he said.
Coles Bunbury Centrepoint customer service manager Cathy Sills was proud the five stores could make a difference.
“I commend the South West teams for always looking to support local community groups and going above and beyond for a great cause,” she said.
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