Appeals

Seeking Volunteers for 2021 Poppy Appeal

From October 30th through November 10th Frankston RSL will be attempting to sell Poppies in Bayside SC Frankston, (free parking docket avail) Karingal Hub SC, Langwarrin Plaza SC, Gateway SC Langwarrin and Bunnings. 

Trays are also placed at schools, shops, clubs and business around Frankston, Langwarrin, Baxter & Pearcedale areas. 

Valuable funds are raised in support of the RSL Poppy Appeal aiding our veterans and their families who find themselves in necessitous circumstances.

Poppy sellers are asked to work in pairs for a ‘Three-hour’ shift either, 9.00AM to 12.PM, 12PM to 3PM, or 3 PM to 5.30PM at one of the above sites.

A table, chairs, selling trays, back up stock and POS materials will be set up for you together with an EFTPOS machine for those potential Poppy buyers who no longer carry hard cash. (ANZAC Day EFTPOS takings were near 40%). Don’t let using the EFTPOS machines put you off as it takes one or three goes to “get it down pat” and training will be provided where needed.

VOLUNTEER POPPY SELLING REGISTRATION FORM

If you, your partner, a family member, or a mate can assist, please complete and return this form to register your preferred outlet, day/s and selling times by:

  1. Ring our Appeals Officer, Peter Kerley on 0450 568 138 who will assist.
  2. Mail to the attention of the Frankston RSL Appeals Team at P.O. Box 3168 FRANKSTON VIC 3199
  3. Register online – complete, scan & email form to:- appeals@frankstonrsl.com.au
  1. When lockdown ends, drop it off to the Reception desk at Frankston RSL


For COVID tracing purposes we will require two full names and a contact telephone number or email address for each pair of volunteers. (I also need it to confirm your time request is OK)

Service member sellers are encouraged to wear their service paraphernalia: – medals, ribbons or unit ID / hat / shirt / jacket whilst selling as consumers are greatly impressed when our service veterans man sales tables.

Make the 2021 Poppy Appeal great in the knowledge that your time and valuable assistance is immensely beneficial to the Frankston RSL Sub-Branch Appeals efforts and have some fun talking to our donors.

Should your shop, factory, business office or worksite be willing to become a Poppy vendor please ring 0450 568 138 to arrange stock.

FRANKSTON RAIL

In the final selling week, 8-11 November, we are also looking for sellers for Frankston Rail station, an earlier opening from 06.30 till 0900 is needed to capture commuters on the way to work… anyone interested in early starts please contact Appeals Officer, Peter Kerley 0450 568 138.

If you would like to make a donation towards the Poppy Appeal, these can be made online at  poppyappeal.com.au

ANZAC APPEAL HITS RECORD HIGH

After spending the 2020 ANZAC Appeal at home, our volunteers were so happy to back out selling badges to the public. Lead by our Appeals Coordinator, Peter Kerley, the army of Volunteers set up at all major shopping centres across the municipality, as well as Bunnings and Frankston Train Station.

This year saw the use of EFTPOS at selling stations, that helped contribute over $22,000 to the total raised.

The money raised will go straight to helping Veterans inn our community and on behalf of everyone involved, we say a huge thank you for setting a new Sub-Branch Record of

$83,988.34!