Help keep the Anzac spirit alive
planned and packed to provide camps for young people experiencing hardship.
Spokeswoman Lucinda Ardagh said the camps gave children the chance to do activities they normally would not be exposed to.
“The camps give kids the chance to have fun on their summer break, make new friends and undertake unique activities,” Ms Ardagh said.
“It also provides their families with some muchneeded respite.”
One camp caters for children aged eight to 12 and another is designed for teens aged 13 to 15.
“The kids always have a great time and return home with more confidence, with many forming lifelong friendships which prove invaluable as they meet life’s challenges.”
“They also develop and learn many valuable life skills including team work.”
The camps rely on donations from the community.
To donate, visit www.vinnies.org.au or call 13 18 12. SCHOOLS are being encouraged to show their creativity and respect for tradition by participating in the Anzac Day Schools’
Swan MHR Steve Irons said the awards encouraged students to celebrate fresh approaches to the commemoration of Anzac Day and ensure that the legacy and the stories of our service men and women are remembered and continue to be told for generations to come.
Prizes will be awarded at state and national levels across five categories including best commemorative art, best veteran and community involvement, best use of technology, best innovative activity and best local history research undertaken.
For more information, visit http://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/ competitions/anzac-day-schoolsaward.
Vinnies Youth Volunteers Vinnies volunteers Rowan Pearce and Dennielle Massang pack the van for camp at Vinnies head office in Belmont.