My experience volunteering on Anzac Day
Even though the weather was raining and cold, thousands of South Australians young and old came together on April 25th to pay their respects for the 100th year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.
With one of the best Anzac Day crowds in recent memory, the community cheered proudly as past and present service men and women made their way through the city and towards the parade ground.
This year Beyond Bank Australia was fortunate enough to be involved with Legacy and when the opportunity came up to volunteer at the Union Hotel collecting donations, cooking a sausage sizzle and chatting to the diggers on such a special occasion, I jumped at the chance.
Legacy is a charity dedicated to caring for the families of Australia’s incapacitated and deceased veterans and today cares for over 90,000 widows and 1900 children and dependants with a disability nationally. As a daughter of a Vietnam veteran and the wife of a serving member of the ADF, I knew this was a worthy cause and had no problems giving up my time for the people that risked their lives for us.
The day was fantastic, I watched on as “ two up” was played in the streets, service stories were told and old mates caught up whilst being entertained by Graham Cornes and his band.
“The happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” This quote rung very true to me on April 25th and I encourage everyone to do the same. If you are interested in volunteering with us, check out the volunteering opportunities available on our Blog.