Back­ing for two An­zac cer­e­monies

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CAM­PASPE Shire has backed An­zac Day ser­vices in Rochester and Lock­ing­ton. The coun­cil granted $800 to the Rochester RSL sub­branch at a cer­e­mony on Thurs­day. This is the first time the sub-branch has re­ceived fund­ing from out­side of the RSL, with funds go­ing to­wards the run­ning of AN­ZAC ser­vices in both towns. Rochester RSL sub-branch pres­i­dent John Glover said he was ex­cited at the pro­gres­sion of sup­port the club con­tin­ued to re­ceive. “I think its fan­tas­tic the coun­cil is back­ing us,” he said. “I have only been with the Rochester RSL for four years now and to get the level of com­mu­nity sup­port that we now en­joy is bril­liant.” AN­ZAC day is one of the big­gest on the RSL cal­en­dar and Mr Glover be­lieves re­ceiv­ing the grant is val­i­da­tion they are meet­ing what the pub­lic ex­pects. “The dawn ser­vice has only been go­ing for the past four years so is rea­son­ably new,” he said. “To get the back­ing from the coun­cil says we are meet­ing com­mu­nity needs and ex­pec­ta­tions.” “The lev­els of in­ter­est we re­ceive from the com­mu­nity is grow­ing ev­ery day.”

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