A Community of Saints 2018 Community Perspective 2018 - Page 20

Soldier On Soldier On works alongside those who serve and protect Australia and their families helping them to secure their futures. INITIATIVES + + ANZAC Round, Rd 5 – Soldier On families attended the game and presented the game ball, participated in the Guard of Honour and had a junior mascot experience. St Kilda and GWS Football Clubs also created a joint video in support of Soldier On’s work. + + Utilised St Kilda’s facilities to host Soldier On’s Vet Connect program, which brings together male veterans; breaking the social isolation that can occur for some post-discharge. + + Hosted the Pollie Pedal Team on the first stop of their journey to Canberra at RSEA Park, Moorabbin. Pollie Pedal raises funds and awareness to support those who have served our nation. + + Supported the Soldier On Gala Dinner held in Melbourne for the first time in November. Both my children come with me to the clinics and barbecues that Soldier On and St Kilda have hosted. My children get to be involved in the activities and learn about my past. It’s been a really good thing for the family.” JODI BALL Ex-Navy Officer