Big Thanks to Box Hill RSL Sub-branch

The Box Hill RSL Sub-branch Committee presented Vasey RSL Care’s CEO and Executive Management Team (EMT) with a cheque for $24,000 for The V Centre Veteran Empowerment Program in February.

Below are Box Hill RSL Sub-branch President John Haward (far left) with Committee member Judy Coates (in white), Vice President Brian Tateson (checked shirt), Secretary Andrew Guest (dark red), Treasurer Lindsay Burke (black jacket) and General Manager Ben Myers (behind Lindsay).

Box Hill RSL Sub-branch Chair expressed the feelings of the committee and the wider sub-branch members, noting the importance of providing support options to cater for the needs of all veterans.

The funding will go towards two areas: to sponsor the Family Apartment so that V Centre participants’ partners and/or children can visit for a few days, and to provide participant kits of bedding, towels, toiletries and pantry items that stay with the participant when they move on after the Program.

On behalf of Vasey RSL Care and The V Centre, CEO Janna Voloshin thanked the committee and all at Box Hill RSL Sub-branch for their support:

“We are very grateful for this significant sum of money from Box Hill RSL. Their support and their commitment to this initiative shows just how much this type of program is needed and appreciated by those who are closely connected to the veteran community.”

(EMT members: Annette Greenwood, Chris Gray, Corinne Lyon, Milka Underhill, Rich Davies and Tamara Paton with CEO Janna Voloshin, front right.)