GREYHOUND Racing Victoria and its clubs will again show their support for the RSL and its local branches as Anzac Day fast approaches.
For the second year in a row, GRV will donate $10,000 to the RSL’s Anzac Day Appeal while all clubs will make a $1,000 donation to their local branch.
Select clubs, including The Meadows, Warragul, Geelong, Traralgon, Sale, Cranbourne, Horsham and Ballarat will also host a function for RSL members to honour the anniversary.
Last year, GRV hosted the Red Dog Run campaign which raised $12,000 for the Anzac Day Appeal.
In addition to its financial contribution, GRV has also invited RSL volunteers to race meetings during the week of Anzac Day to sell badges and raise further funds.
GRV and its clubs have also encouraged the RSL to use club facilities for meetings and other functions.
GRV endeavours to continue its relationship with the RSL, and supports their role in assisting current and former service men and women, as well as their dependants.
See below for a list of dates that clubs will host their local RSL members. Clubs which are not listed may not have a scheduled event, or details are still to be confirmed.
- The Meadows – Thursday April 19
- Geelong – Friday April 21
- Traralgon – Friday April 21
- Sale – Sunday April 23
- Warragul – Tuesday 25 April
- Cranbourne – Wednesday April 26
- Horsham – Wednesday April 26
- Ballarat – Thursday May 4
The Meadows Greyhound Racing Club donates to RSL Glenroy
On 19th April, as part of Greyhound Racing Victoria’s commemoration of the 2017 ANZAC Day and its support for RSL, The Meadows Greyhound Racing Club donated $1,000 to RSL Glenroy.
Representing the RSL Glenroy branch were Bert Lawes, former President and committee member, and Tom Clayton, President Vietnam Veteran’s Association of Australia and President RSL Glenroy.
The Meadows were represented by Terry Davis, Vice Chairman of the Board; Len Kerelaar and Brian Parkinson, Board Members; and Marg Long, The Meadows Club Manager.
“GRV supports RSL in its worthwhile mission of looking after former and current service men and women and their dependents”, said Terry Davis. “We also support RSL’s ANZAC Day Appeal and we encourage our industry participants to be generous”.
GRV Racing Clubs will make a similar donation to their local RSL Club, invite RSL members to use GRV Club facilities for their ANZAC meetings and to GRV Race Days, when free refreshments will be provided.
“Beyond the ANZAC Day Appeal, GRV is keen to explore how we can work with RSL”, said Terry Davis.