West End Redbacks join Poppy Appeal
November 05, 2015
The West End Redbacks have partnered with the Returned & Services League (RSL SA) to support the Poppy Appeal this week in the lead up to Remembrance Day on November 11.
Occurring in November every year, the Poppy Appeal recognises those who have served in the Australian defence forces with the Red Poppy symbolic of those who have fallen in times of war.
Batsman Callum Ferguson said that the South Australian Cricket Association and the Redbacks were proud to be part of the appeal this year and contribute to the cause.
“The Poppy Appeal is a great cause and we’re honoured that we can help raise money this year right here at Adelaide Oval,” said Ferguson.
“The RSL SA does a fantastic job delivering services for Veterans and their families all across the state so we’re looking forward to partnering with and being part of the appeal.”
RSL-SA CEO, Julia Langrehr thanked both SACA and the West End Redbacks for joining forces with the RSL and promoting the 2015 Poppy Appeal.
“The build up to Remembrance Day is important as we try to raise awareness and educate the community about the significance of the day and the story of the poppy,” said Ms. Langrehr.
“To partner with the Redbacks for four days at Adelaide Oval is a wonderful opportunity and we thank them for their generosity.”
Members and fans are invited to purchase a poppy at Adelaide Oval this week when the Redbacks take on the Western Warriors in their Sheffield Shield match from November 6-9.
Money raised from poppy sales goes toward assisting both current and former serving members of the Australian defence forces with emergency assistance for accommodation, transport, food and medical support.