Dee Why RSL (DYRSL) Club’s strong ongoing support of Veterans Centre Sydney Northern Beaches (VCSNB) was recognised at the 2021 Clubs and Community Awards, when DYRSL was announced the winner in the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ category.
The awards highlight the outstanding contributions made by clubs in local communities. DYRSL’s support of our veteran community is well known and VCSNB, located on level 4 of the Club, has been proudly supporting veterans and their families since 2015.
The past 15 months have been challenging for all Australians, particularly our veterans. In 2020, VCSNB experienced a 30% increase in enquiries for new veteran support compared to the same time in 2019.
I thanks DYRSL for the importance it places on supporting veterans in our community, ensuring VCSNB remains well funded and well resourced, despite having to close its own doors due to COVID-19.