Poppy Day (24 April) and Anzac Day (25 April) commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women. The poppy reminds us of sacrifices made – both past and present. Poppies were the first flowers that grew in the battlefields of Flanders in Belgium during World War One and are a symbol of remembrance and hope.
The annual Poppy Appeal is the primary source of funds for the RSA’s extensive provision of support services to war veterans and the ex-service community. Donations are used to support veterans as well as ex-servicemen and women, and their dependents, living in the community where the funds are raised.
So please make whatever donation you can afford on Poppy Day. Your generosity enables us to continue our vital support work.
For more information on the RSA and the work they do, visit: www.rsa.org.nz