Hervey Bay RSL Community Grant helps keep vets’ retreat going

THE veterans’ retreat at Lenthalls Dam has been transformed over the past 11 or 12 years into a picturesque site that offers veterans the perfect place to unwind.

Veterans proudly wear their service medals. PHOTO: Supplied.

The Hervey Bay and District Veterans Association will be able to continue with the facility’s upkeep and maintenance thanks to a $1,500 Community Grant from the Hervey Bay RSL.

The association’s secretary Simon Morley said they were excited to hear the association was announced as a recipient of the Hervey Bay RSL’s Community Grants Program.

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“The retreat sleeps up to 30 veterans at any time. It offers them the great place for rest and relaxation,” he said.

Mr Morley said the grant would also go towards fuel costs as the retreat was powered by a generator.

“The retreat is a place where veterans can get together and unwind,” he said.

While the venue is used extensively by the Hervey Bay and Districts Veterans’ Association, it is available to other veterans’ associations for hire.

“It would be very difficult for us to keep the retreat running without the Hervey Bay RSL Community Grant Program,” explained Mr Morley.

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He said the association had received community grants from the Hervey Bay RSL on previous occasions.

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“This grant will be used specifically for maintenance work and to continue with other projects at the retreat that we have already started.”

Veterans wanting to use the retreat at Lenthalls Dam can reach out to the Hervey Bay and District Veterans’ Association.

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