Deployed members do their part for Legacy
24 November 2014
From selling poppy patches to running a Coalition trivia event, the team from Joint Task Force 636 were thinking outside the box to raise funds for Legacy in the lead up to Remembrance Day.
Personnel at the Kabul International Airport military base jumped on board to support the cause with over $1700 raised for Legacy.
One of the key organisers of the trivia night and the poppies, Squadron Leader Skye Smith said the event had a good turn out of Coalition members.
"It's not often we get to spend time away from our job on deployment and have fun with our Coalition colleagues," she said.
But to do so for such a worthy cause really made for a memorable evening."
The friendly but competitive event saw some strong starts from the Danish team but in the end it was the ISAF Special Operations team taking out the top prize.
The velcro poppies have also been a bread winner for the fundraising with many personnel at Kabul donning the red emblem on their collars.
"The patches have been a hit on base with our Coalition partners who are also keen to support the cause,"
"Everywhere you go you see a red poppy on someone's uniform and it reminds you that we are all here working together with a common goal."
November 11 saw ceremonies held across Afghanistan as people from many nations paused to reflect on the significance that Remembrance Day holds.
"To observe the day whilst serving on operations is always special," SQNLDR Smith said.
"It brings us all closer together as allies as we remember those that have served before us, particularly those who have fallen."