National Servicemen get some welcome support

Local 'Nashos' receive $4920 to provide social activities for veterans and their families.

MATES LOOKING FOR MATES: Alf Gregory, Wangaratta branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (NSAA) vice-president, and John Emslie, branch president, are keen for other National Servicemen and their families to join the local branch. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

WANGARATTA veterans and their families will find it easier to socialise thanks to a $4920 grant under the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program.

The grant will help fund a series of bus trips for members of the North East Victoria sub-branch of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (NSAA) to help reduce social isolation.

Liberal Senator for Victoria, Jane Hume, will attend a function at the RSL on Monday, August 28 at 11am to celebrate the successful grant application.

John Emslie, Wangaratta NSAA branch president, invites past national servicemen, RSL members and other interested members of the ex-service community to attend the function, RSVP to the Wangaratta RSL on 5721 2501 by Friday, August 25.

Mr Emslie described the local branch of the NSAA as a community service organisation with the emphasis on assistance to youth and the elderly.

 

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