This Fri­day is Poppy Day

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Poppy Day 2015 is this Fri­day, April 17.

Funds raised from the ap­peal, the RSA’s ma­jor fundraiser, are held in trust and are used solely to sup­port vet­er­ans, for­mer and cur­rent servicemen and ser­vice­women and their dependants.

As­sis­tance ranges from grants for those in fi­nan­cial need to help­ing with prac­ti­cal tasks, sup­ple­ment­ing health­care costs, coun­selling, pro­vid­ing meals on wheels, home main­te­nance or of­fer­ing friend­ship and sup­port in times of need or ill­ness.

Last year $1,780,983 was raised na­tion­wide. Funds raised lo­cally are dis­trib­uted lo­cally.

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