Veterans are invited ‘pull up a bit of grass’ and join other vets for a riverside walk, a free lunch and natter on the banks of the Nepean River Penrith on Wednesday, 20 October.
“Have a natter while doing a bit of exercise … and enjoy a light lunch together with like-minded others,” Dave Cuff, vice-president St Marys RSL sub-Branch, said.
“Camaraderie is our key goal.”
Any vets qualify to join the event – Anyone who is currently serving in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) or has already served in the ADF – women and men; Reserves or Permanent Forces; young and old; whether or not you are a member of the RSL – all veterans are encouraged to come along to enjoy the day.
“The RSL exists to support all veterans, not just their members … and this is just one of the many ways that RSL can help,” Mr Cuff said.
“The local RSL sub-Branch is a veteran’s door to a wide range of support measures far beyond having a mere chat or a brief walk … but it can certainly start with that – or not.
“It can be the first step in seeking specific assistance … or simply an opportunity to meet other veterans.”
- Register your place by calling the Outpost Train on 9833 4700 by Monday 18 October (for catering purposes).
- COVID-safe conditions apply – QR scanning, masks, vaccination and social distancing.
- On Wednesday 20 October, arrive Tench Reserve, Jamisontown/Penrith from 10.30am (bring mask and phone to scan QR) – seek out the RSL banner and registration desk in front of the eateries to sign in and get first water and ID for the lunch.
- Do your walk, either full circuit or half circuit.
- Obtain your free lunch and another water from the EastBank Fish’n’Chips take-away counter and stroll down to the riverbank with other veterans to enjoy a yarn.
- For anyone needing assistance, St John Ambulance will be located at the registration desk and also at the half-way point opposite Emu Hall at the pedestrian bridge.
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River images: Penrith City Council.