IGA puts smile on troops

LAIDLEY'S IGA store has agreed to become a collection point for items to be sent to servicemen and women deployed overseas.

Store manager Michelle Dale said her company was only too pleased to assist with the project and to continue supporting the Laidley RSL Sub-branch with their monthly street market sausage sizzles.

RSL Sub-branch member Captain Christopher Hawkins said Australia's soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen serving overseas do so with dedication.

“They face hardships ranging from hostile enemy action through to the emotional difficulties associated with separation from family and friends,” he said.

“The Defence Force provides for our deployed troops' everyday needs, but when people send care packages with personal items such as toothpaste, biscuits or a bag of sweets, it reminds them that people back home are not only thinking about them, but appreciate the job they are doing for our country.”

RSL Sub-branch president Mike Nowlan said a care package that has come all the way from home brightens the day for the boys out in the field.

“Anyone wishing to donate items to these packages can leave them in the collection box at IGA,” he said.

“The packages will also contain letters and drawings from the students of Laidley District State School.”


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