Vets help fel­low vets

Red­cliffe group of­fers $5500 to Gayn­dah RSL cleanup

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Bran­don Livesay

WAR vet­er­ans have given a help­ing hand to their fel­low dig­gers.

Red­cliffe’s Post 1955 Vet­er­ans Group do­nated $5500 to help mem­bers of Gayn­dah RSL af­fected by floods.

Post 1955 Vet­er­ans Group sec­re­tary Ron Bul­mer at­tended the An­zac ser­vice in Gayn­dah last week and met with the lo­cal RSL.

“We are glad to help,” Mr Bul­mer said.

“We gave a do­na­tion for the wel­fare of some vet­er­ans af­ter the flood.

“It has been greatly re­ceived,” he said.

Mr Bul­mer said the money was raised through the work of his group’s 40 Red­cliffe mem­bers.

Gayn­dah RSL sec­re­tary Craig Fothergill said the money would help with the costs of flood re­pairs.

“We’ll split the share of that pool to five of our mem­bers who were af­fected by the flood,” Mr Fothergill said.

For Mr Bul­mer, vis­it­ing Gayn­dah was also a chance to rem­i­nisce.

“I used to play football for Wondai and we would come up to Gayn­dah many times, in the mid 60s,” he said.

Asked who had the bet­ter team, Mr Bul­mer re­mained tight lipped.

“I won’t get into that de­bate,” he said with a grin.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

AN­ZAC SPIRIT: (From left) Coun­sel­lor Jo Dowling, Lt Ben Bon­nell, Lt Matthew Hig­gin­son, with Ron Bul­mer and Er­rol Shep­herd.

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