Soldier On Encourages Australians to Host a BBQ this November

MEDIA RELEASE

Tuesday, 1st November 2016

Soldier On encourages Australians to host a BBQ this November

  • Soldier On launches ‘Host a BBQ and help veterans soldier on’ campaign
  • Soldier On encourages Australians to host a BBQ and raise money for Soldier On
  • Yesterday Soldier On launched new services to help veterans forge new careers
  • Money raised throughout campaign will help Soldier On deliver more services to veterans

Not-for-profit veteran organisation Soldier On today launched their ‘Host a BBQ and help veterans soldier on’ campaign, which will run throughout the month of November.

This November Soldier On is asking Australian community organisations, industry and individuals to host a BBQ at their workplace or in their backyard to raise money for Soldier On.

CEO and Co-Founder of Soldier On, John Bale – a veteran – said this campaign is being embraced across Australia but he encourages more Australians to get behind it.

“It is great to see so many Australians showing their support of our contemporary veterans this November by hosting a barbecue and raising money for Soldier On. We know of barbecue being held in our capital cities, as well as in regional places such as Townsville, Bunbury, Mount Isa, Kalgoorlie, Parkes and Sale – and many other places – but we would love to see more Australians get behind this campaign and host a barbecue.”

Soldier On delivers a range of services to those who have served Australia in the years since 1990, as well as their family members, including:

  • Mental health support through free counselling sessions with a Soldier On psychologist;
  • Social connected programs and activities to help veterans reconnect with themselves, their loved ones and the wider community; and
  • Employment, training and education services and opportunities to help veterans and their families successfully transition from the military to civilian life and forge new career paths.

“The past year Soldier On has expanded its services to focus on a veteran’s wellbeing, community and future. We now have dedicated staff to provide veterans with mental health support, social connected programs and activities, and employment, training and education services and opportunities to help veterans and their families forge new career paths post service to Australia. The money raised from this campaign will us provide these services to more veterans and their families.”

In addition to supporting veterans with a range of services, Soldier On is also working with Australian industry, the Prime Minister and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs to create employment opportunities for veterans and their spouses.

Visit www.soldieron.org.au to find out more about their Host a BBQ and help veterans soldier on campaign.

For more information contact:

Nicole Thomson-Pride

Communications & Media Manager, Soldier On

nicole.thomson-pride@soldieron.org.au

0428 076 773