On ANZAC Day 25th May 2017, Cronulla RSL and the local community banded together to raise over $4,000 in funds to give back to two very deserving organisations who provide continued support to our returned servicemen and women and their families.

 

The funds were raised for Homes for Heroes, who provide an accommodation program to families and veterans who are in need of many different forms of assistance or rehabilitation and the long standing organisation, Legacy who provide services to over 15,000 dependants of veterans who gave their lives or health such as widows and children.

 

The funds were raised via in Club donation boxes, a charity BBQ on the morning of ANZAC Day and the very popular Two-Up game held in the Sports Bar on the day. These activities would not have been possible without the support of the local community including generous suppliers and dedicated volunteers. The charity BBQ was an amazing event that was seamlessly co-ordinated by the wonderful volunteers of the Cronulla Rotary lead by Maria Moran, who cooked over 700 bacon and egg rolls from 4am to 8am on the morning with food supplies donated from Shanes Gourmet Cuts Cronulla, EH Palmer Meat Wholesalers and Jones Brothers Family Farm. The BBQ and charity box donations raised $2,500 for Homes For Heroes on the day.

 

The four hour marathon Two-Up game was orchestrated by local volunteers Phil Phelan and Nick Sellors, who put on a very entertaining event in the Club Sports Bar and raised $1,600 for Sydney Legacy.

 

Both charities were represented at a morning tea held on Thursday 25th May to present Adrian Talbot from Homes for Heroes and Legatee June Roe from Legacy with the donations. The morning tea was attended by the Club CEO, Members of the Board, the Club Management Team, the volunteers on the day and the local business who donated supplies. Both organisations were extremely grateful for the donations and said the funds will go a long way to help their programs continue to provide services for those who need it.