Most Defence members who have deployed on operation have been touched by the generosity of the volunteers working with Aussie Hero Quilts. Behind the scenes, scores of people give freely of their time to create quilts and laundry bags for people they have never met.
On 3 November the Aussie Hero Quilts Annual Thank You Dinner will take place from 1800 at the RMC Sergeants’ Mess in Canberra. The primary purpose of the function is to thank the volunteers for their tireless efforts in support of our Australian Defence members throughout the year.
To date, the Aussie Hero volunteers have sent off more than 9800 quilts and 18,500 laundry bags, with a total of 1000 quilts and 2000 laundry bags just this year alone.
This is an opportunity for the Aussie Heroes volunteers to meet some of the recipients and grateful Defence members in a social setting to enable them to gain a greater understanding of the value of their efforts and how much they are appreciated.
In addition to thanking the volunteers, we will take the opportunity to hold both a live Auction and a Silent Auction as well as a raffle in order to raise funds to cover the running costs incurred in keeping Aussie Heroes going. This will go towards the maintenance of our quilting machine, office equipment, and materials required to keep as many quilts and laundry bags being made as possible.
Prizes include a Remembrance themed quilt, the rare opportunity to commission a personalised quilt and laundry bag as well as some limited edition handmade camouflage bears.
The dinner will include entrée on arrival, followed by a sit-down buffet main and desert. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.
Seating will be allocated to ensure volunteers are able to meet some of the recipients present.
Everyone is welcome, and recipients especially so. If you support our endeavour to support the troops then we would love to see you there. Tickets are available via the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=393476&
Ticket sales close Thursday 25 October.