RSL women sup­port move with $20,000

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - By SI­MONE KER­WIN

DED­I­CATED fundrais­ing over the last three years has en­abled the RSL Wan­garatta sub-branch women’s aux­il­iary to hand over a $20,000 do­na­tion to­wards the RSL’s new build­ing.

Women’s aux­il­iary pres­i­dent Narelle Power said the group fol­lowed the tra­di­tion of its fore­bears a cen­tury ago in con­tribut­ing to the re­de­vel­op­ment of the for­mer Syd­ney Ho­tel in Templeton Street as the group’s new base.

“One hun­dred years ago, lo­cal women did the same thing in help­ing to es­tab­lish the RSL in Wan­garatta,” Mrs Power said.

“We have been able to put away a bit here and there over the last three years so that when we move, it can go to­wards a new kitchen.”

The $20,000 cheque was pre- sented to RSL sub-branch sec­re­tary Greg Larkins dur­ing last week’s North East area women’s aux­il­iary lun­cheon, held at the group’s cur­rent home in Reid Street.

HELP­ING HAND: RSL Wan­garatta sub-branch sec­re­tary Greg Larkins re­ceives a $20,000 do­na­tion to the group’s build­ing fund from women’s aux­il­iary pres­i­dent Narelle Power.

PHOTO: Emma Hil­lier

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