Help keep the An­zac spirit alive

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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.

Awards.

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