Dubbo auxiliary helping to welcome Invictus Games participants

GIFT: Dubbo RSL Women's Auxiliary members including secretary Elizabeth Allen (centre front) show some of the laundry bags they have made for participants in the Sydney Invictus Games. Photo: KIM BARTLEY
GIFT: Dubbo RSL Women's Auxiliary members including secretary Elizabeth Allen (centre front) show some of the laundry bags they have made for participants in the Sydney Invictus Games. Photo: KIM BARTLEY

Sydney’s Invictus Games will be richer for the labour, love and money invested in it by the Dubbo RSL Women’s Auxiliary.

They have made about 30  Australian-themed laundry bags for games participants in response to a statewide call from the Central Council of Women’s Auxiliaries-RSL NSW for 550 bags.

Dubbo RSL Women’s Auxiliary members have also raised more than $4000 for the games from the sale of memorabilia for Anzac Day.

Auxiliary secretary, Elizabeth Allen OAM, has thanked the public for its generosity in April.

“Nobody turned us away and I just through that was wonderful,” she said.

Britain’s Prince Harry was the brainchild of the Invictus Games for injured ex-servicemen and women.

In October, Sydney’s games will attract more than 500 competitors from 18 nations to compete in 11 adaptive sports.

Mrs Allen said Prince Harry and his soon-to-be wife Meghan Markle would be presented with a quilt at the games made by members of the auxiliary movement.

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