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It’s so important that you buy a poppy

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November 01, 2017

Faye Berryman has been volunteering to sell poppies for the past five years.

WHEN it comes to good causes, Faye Berryman wears her heart on her sleeve, and just as proudly wears a poppy every November on Remembrance Day.

A poppy she earns as a seller on behalf of the Echuca RSL sub-branch which relies on the run up to November 11 each year as a major fundraiser for its vital services to returned service personnel and their families.

Echuca RSL president John Hollowood said while the fundraising was always welcome the most important thing about Remembrance Day is that people take the time to reflect on the sacrifice made by so many.

“The Australia in which we live today is the ultimate legacy of all those who have served, and especially those who did not get to come home,” Mr Hollowood said.

“Remembrance Day is always commemorated with a service at the Cenotaph – it is a short one compared with Anzac Day but is just as relevant and just as important,” he said.

“We welcome everyone in the twin towns to join us there at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month — which will be on Saturday next week.

“And bear in mind, when we gather there again in 2018 it will be to acknowledge the centenary of that date and will be a major service, not just here but around the country and around the world.”

Poppy sellers will be out and about for this week and next and can be found at key locations such as outside the Lucky Lotto in Hare St or at Woolworths and Coles.

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