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Matched Giving Doubles Donations

MEDIA RELEASE: Every dollar donated by the Australian public will be doubled by Soldier On corporate partners leading up to this year’s Remembrance Day.

Soldier On launched its third annual Stronger Together campaign today in the lead-up to Remembrance Day, 11 November 2020.

The 24-hour unique fundraising initiative in support of Australian contemporary veterans and their families will kick off at 10am today and continue until 10am on Tuesday 10th November when all public donations made to Soldier On will be matched by a host of the charity’s corporate partners.

In the lead up to Remembrance Day, the importance of supporting service personnel is at the forefront of the Australian community’s minds. Soldier On will be holding a 24-hour Australia-wide campaign to raise much-needed funds to strengthen our services around the country and ensure that all defence families across Australia are supported as best as they can be, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted so many of our veterans and their families.

Solider On Australia’s CEO, Ivan Slavich, says “It’s no secret that 2020 has been a tough year for all Australians, with the devastating bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, we have relied on the support of many of our servicemen and women – and in-turn their families – during these times. Now it’s time for the Australian public to show their gratitude. As a community – Australia needs to come together to ensure that our veterans and their families are adequately supported. They need us to show our support and come together so they’re stronger and stay connected.”

‘We need all Australians to give any funds that they can afford to help strengthen the reach of Soldier On’s support programs, for those who face significant and unique post-service struggles including difficulty finding work, post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of isolation. Soldier On has proven that our programs are comprehensive and relevant to help our veterans and their families build better futures following their service.”

“Thanks to the generosity of our matchers, this campaign presents the ideal opportunity for Australians to show their gratitude to those who have fought in our nation’s defence, because every dollar donated will be doubled during the 24 hour campaign,” adds Mr Slavich.

Australian philanthropist Dr Chau Chak Wing said: “From my visit to Soldier On, I came to understand the problems and challenges faced by our veterans and their families in their daily lives. I am proud to support such an important campaign and I encourage everyone to show more care and support for veterans and their families.”

Soldier On is a leader in supporting those who have served and continue to serve in the Australian Defence Force. With an exemplary track record of providing practical and emotional assistance critical to building successful post-service lives, Soldier On is recognised as an essential first port of call for veterans and their families as they transition from the Defence Force to civilian life.