RSAmembers thank New Zealand for its generosity in supporting the 2017 Poppy Appeal. All up $1.9 million was raised to help New Zealand’s service community. Poppy appeal donations are used exclusively to provide welfare, health and support to communities throughout New Zealand and former serving personnel and their families. Funds will assist those recovering from post traumatic stress injury (PTSI). Many of those who serve – whether deployed in recent conflicts, or in routine service – face major challenges as a result of the actions and circumstances they witness and participate in.