Westfield Plants A Poppy For West Australian Veterans

In the lead up to Remembrance Day this year, Westfield have teamed up with the Returned & Services League of Western Australia (RSLWA) to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice.

From Sunday 4th November until close of business Sunday 11th November, RSLWA representatives and Westfield staff members will be selling poppies in order to raise funds to assist veterans and their families in need.

“When I see a person wearing a poppy, I feel like they’re acknowledging my service to this country,” President of Osborne Park RSLWA Sub-Branch and retired Australian Army Captain Dan Byles said.

“The poppy isn’t just a flower,” John McCourt, CEO of RSLWA continued, “it’s a symbol of remembrance and respect. Every poppy sold puts money into RSLWA Sub-Branch welfare accounts, allowing us to provide for veterans and their families in times of hardship.”

Veterans at each Westfield location (Innaloo, Whitford and Carousel) will be encouraging those who purchase a poppy to place the flower in the large acrylic poppy art installation, a representation of community support for those who fell, for those who returned and for those who are serving.

Kate Holsgrove, Westfield WA Regional Manager stated, “We are honoured to be working with RSLWA on this significant occasion as well as providing a platform for our local community to be able to show their respects and donate to such a worthy cause”.

A minutes silence will also be observed across the centres at 11am on Sunday 11th November.

Media enquiries: Laura Yau, Director Marketing & Development, 0403 064 699

PO Natasja Tozer, SQNLDR (retd) John McCourt, SQNLDR Ken McLennan, Westfield Manager Jaleesa Russo and MAJ Claire Harvey.
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