This blog is dedicated to encouraging people to make quilts and laundry bags to send to Aussie service men and women currently serving overseas and to express our gratitude for their service. We care about the people - not the politics or the mission.
Our quilts are not works of art, but works of the heart.
Most of you will recognise this as the logo for that
wonderful organisation called SOLDIER ON. If you have not heard about them then
you need to check them out here.
I pinched this from their website but I don't think they
Soldier On is about
Australians coming together to show their support for our physically and
psychologically wounded. We want to show the men and women of our Defence
forces that we will always have their backs.
Thanks to the support
of the Australian public, we work to enhance recovery, inspire communities and
empower Australia’s wounded, giving those who have served our country the
dignity they deserve and the chance to do and be whatever they choose.
Soldier On is
independent of government and looks to build on the support offered by the
Australian Defence Force (ADF) and other government agencies by supporting all
of Australia’s wounded, serving and ex-serving. We are funded by generous
Australians – just like you – and every dollar donated to the charity goes
towards programs to help our wounded.
We want to make sure
our wounded are able to overcome the obstacles caused by their injuries; enjoy
happy, fulfilling lives; and feel proud for the sacrifices they have made.
We also serve as the
link between wounded Australians and their communities, allowing people from
all walks of life to support our wounded men and women and help them succeed in
their rehabilitation and beyond.
The Soldier On Organisation was formed in 2012, the same
year as us. I am delighted to say that
they have asked us to provide a quilt to be raffled at their Gala Ball on the
29th of August this year. I
have to say it is as honour to be asked and a privilege to contribute their
cause. Anything to benefit our wounded
heroes is very important to me.
I am not going to show you the whole quilt yet as it has not
been completed. All I can share so far is the logo that I have re-created and in a couple of weeks I will show you the whole
quilt. It will be auctioned on the night
as part of a silent auction. You don’t
have to be at the ball to bid on it.
Wish us luck. I hope
it raises a lot of money as I can’t think of a better cause or one that is more
close to my heart.
By the way, I am going to the ball and would love to hear from anyone else who is coming!
Till next time………………keep spreading the word…………….
your pennies so that maybe you can put in a big! JMxx