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Around 70 ‘care package’ boxes have been sent to our Defence Force troops, serving in the Middle East, for Anzac Day. L-R Staff at RSL Life Care in Yamba, Carmel Forrest, Sue Hilliard and RSL LifeCare Community Care manager, Janene Fisher. Image: Lynne Mowbray

Supporting our Troops on Anzac Day

Lynne Mowbray |

Around 70 care packages have been put together by RSL Life Care (Yamba and Grafton) for our military personnel, serving in the Middle East.

Every ANZAC Day many of our military service personnel are stationed or deployed overseas away from their families.

As part of the ‘Support Our Troops’ campaign, care packages of non perishable treats and goodies (which are not available to them overseas), are distributed amongst our serving defence force personnel, to help remind them of home.

Assorted items including Vegemite, Nutella, coffee satchels, chips, biscuits, lollies, chewing gum, mints, Tim Tams etc, have been contributed by RSL Life Care staff members, community care clients and families, and students at Gulmarrad Public School.

Some packages or items have a personal message or photo attached to say thank you to our troops.

Each of the 70 boxed care packages includes a specially handmade knitted poppie, as a special keepsake.
The boxes were dispatched to the Australian Defence Force, at the end of last week, for distribution.