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Logan City Community Cadets raise $8k for Greenbank RSL branch

Logan City Community Cadets raised an impressive $8k in April for the Greenbank RSL in what is a glowing testament to community generosity.

The Cadets worked closely with Grand Plaza Shopping Centre in Browns Plains, setting up stalls and handing out poppies for a donation of the customers choosing.

The first batch of five hundred poppies sold out in only four hours.

Long-term Cadets volunteer and Medical Officer Anthea Chase-Currier praised the efforts of the Cadets and the wider community.

‘The people of Logan are so generous, I’m just so glad,’ Mrs. Chase-Currier said.

‘People were putting in $20 notes, $10 notes, $5 notes, and a heap of coins.’

The exact figure raised totalled $8027.30 and will be donated the Greenbank RSL to support veterans and serving members of Australia’s Defence Force.

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The Cadets worked hard over the course of three days to raise a whopping $8027.30.

It couldn’t have been done without the efforts of the cadets, who gave up their school holiday time to run stalls at Grand Plaza.

The volunteers included a great-grandparent who came to stand with her great-granddaughter for two hours to sell poppies.

Three other cadets and Mrs. Chase-Currier ran the stalls from eight until four pm.

‘The cadets were so generous to do that on their school holidays,’ says Mrs. Chase-Currier.

‘They will be so pleased to hear how much we’ve raised.’

Mrs. Chase-Currier has been a member of Logan City Community Cadets for nearly twenty years. She’s a huge supporter of the organisation, which teaches young 11-17-year-olds important life skills.

‘I love it. It’s taught my family great things. It’s nice to belong to an organisation – it’s for the people.’

It is the first time the cadets have worked with Grand Plaza to raise money, an experience Mrs. Chase-Currier described as ‘lovely’.

Logan City Community Cadets are hosting an information night on Wednesday, 9th of June and welcome all to come.

To find out more, visit their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/logancitycommunitycadetsinc