Bus trips to reduce social isolation for veterans

Sunday, 17 March 2019

A series of bus trips will give local veterans an opportunity to socialise thanks to funding from the Veteran and Community Grants Program.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt today congratulated the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Bundaberg on its successful grant of $4,499.

“The Association will run four bus trips for local veterans and widows aimed at reducing social isolation,” Mr Pitt said.

“It’s great to see organisations ensuring veterans and their families are provided with community care, access to resources and social interactions like these bus tours.

“The grants made to these and other organisations around the country recognise the Australian community’s appreciation of those who served.”

National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Bundaberg social coordinator Brian Trost said the organisation was very thankful for the grant.

“This funding means we can help relieve some of the social isolation that our members and supporters face.

“Our first trip will be to the Caloundra RSL on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. We still have some spare seats and would like to see them filled.

“We have a great time on our trips, playing games and trivia and everyone is welcome.”

Mr Trost also thanked Nashos welfare office Tony Bruce for his hard work in securing the funding.

“Tony’s efforts are really appreciated by the member and supporters.”

Anyone wanting to register for the bus trip can contact Brian Trost on 4151 3485 after 6pm.