The committee and membership of the Wonthaggi RSL sub-branch would like to express its thanks to the community of Wonthaggi and the surrounding regions for their generous support of veterans by purchasing an Anzac Day badge.

Sales this year have been excellent, and we are seeing an increase in this support each year.

All of the funds go directly to support the welfare of veterans and the families of veterans. This support can provide funds to assist veterans in financial difficulties with bills, housing homeless veterans and providing transition programs to help service personnel leaving the ADF into the civilian workforce.

We also would like to thank the many business organisations, community groups, Bass Coast Shire event staff and gardeners, and those volunteers who lend their time to make Anzac Day happen. To conduct two services and a march would not be possible without their generous support.

Rod Gallagher, Wonthaggi RSL secretary.