And this one for a quilt made by Lyn S for one of our Invictus Competitors
Dear Melissa Layton,
I can't thank you enough for the Aussie Hero Quilt you have made me, the
time and effort you have put in is amazing. I have seen many over my
deployments and it's great that people do this for men and women who are
deployed on operations, as well as ex-serving men and women. This is the
first one I have decided to put a request in for one and the result was more
than I was hoping for. However, not sure my wife (a Geelong Supporter) likes
it as much as me though!
I have been lucky enough to have been in places throughout the world during
my career and I have enjoyed the last 6 months, even though this has meant I have been away from my family. This deployment has been harder than others though, as it has been
the first time away from a daughter. As I briefly mentioned, I am married
with one daughter. My daughter is 2 this week so have
sent some presents home for her to open, we also got her a ride-on electric
car so I am looking forward to seeing videos of that when she uses it! I can't wait to spend some time with them both, hopefully go on a holiday somewhere in WA. I've also brought a West Coast Membership at the new stadium this year so I am looking forward to getting
plenty of AFL games in.
Again, thank you for the Aussie Hero Quilt and I look forward to using it
for many years to come.
Thank you very much for the laundry bag you made for me. It is great, I really appreciate the time you have taken to make it for me. It is very gratifying to know that the Australian public supports the members who are deployed. I was on holiday (we get a short break during the deployment), so I was actually in Thailand on Australia day. My girlfriend met me there, we were exploring Bangkok. I was here for Christmas but it was as nice as you can expect, they put on a big feed at the mess and lots of treats. We received many care packages from other Aussies which were enjoyed by all.
I work in communications, which can be very challenging but also very rewarding. Without us no one else can do their job properly. I would like to thank you again for your time and effort in making the laundry bag. It's always nice to know that the people of Australia support us.
I hope this email gets to you as where I am has terrible connectivity at times.
I'm one of the Defence members who received a quilt.
I wanted to write straight away and say "Thank you" for the most beautiful quilt you made and also the Tim Tams which we will all enjoy but also share with the American Service personal who love them :)
The quilt is amazing and I cant thank you enough. It will be a very treasured possession and a much needed one as well as its quiet cold during the nights where I am.
Thank you also for your lovely card and pictures of your Cavoodles. They are so sweet. I have a German Shepherd at home and also had a corgi / Dingo cross who sadly passed away while I was here just before Christmas. It was very hard but I was able to video call and be there to a certain extent while he was going to sleep. Hopefully when I get home I can get another rescue dog as my German Shepherd Gypsy is pining for her friend.
I'm currently serving with the Air Force and have been here since late November. We are only a small group of Aussies at this location and we keep fairly busy. I'm due home in several weeks and am so happy to be coming home. I'm a bit over sand and dust at moment :)
I hear it has been very hot in Australia this summer.
Many thanks again for this lovely gift. It will be very treasured :)
I am currently serving overseas in the Middle East, I have just received one of your lovely laundry bags that you have generously made. On behalf of all the members that received one, I would like to thank you all for you kind gifts and I assure you they will get a good use over the next few months while we are here.
Please continue your amazing work so future members deployed on operations can enjoy these amazing and practical gifts, I have no doubt they will be just as grateful as I am.
Whilst it is tough spending this much time away from home, we are lucky to have good company and get along well with the other nations that we reside with. When we arrived here, the temperature wasn’t too dissimilar from Brisbane summer, where our Battalion is based. However, it now snows every few days which is a novelty for some of my soldiers who have never seen the snow before!
I just want to say a big big thank you to Bridget for the awesome quilt she made that arrived today . What you and the other Aussie Hero Quilts members do is an exceptional service for the men and women who serve overseas for long periods of time away from their families, loved ones and friends. The generosity of providing a quilt and/or laundry bag is very selfless and makes a massive difference to the soldiers that receive them whilst deployed. It is and will ever be a prized possession that will always remind me of my deployment and a symbol of support that we have at home. So thank you once again for sending me my beautiful quilt and keep up the wonderful work – thank you again to everyone associated with Aussie Hero Quilts for the wonderful work that you do!!
NOTE from Robyn re some Poppy fabric bought from Spotlight...
Yesterday I received photos of two of our laundry bags, made by Gail, doing duty whilst on holiday in Hawaii or all places..... the husband's bag has travelled many places with his during his army service. The "SLAM" bag was actually a prize, the right to commission a LB, for this recipient's wife which he won in the auction at our Dinner in 2017.
His comment is...