Parkes RSL sub-branch receives funds for health and fitness program – Parkes Champion-Post

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Veterans of the Parkes Returned Services League (RSL) sub-branch have received a valuable boost, with a grant provided to assist them with their health and fitness.

The Parkes Services Club, through the Club Grants scheme, have once again come to the aid of the sub-branch with a $7500 cheque that will go to the exercise programs available to veterans.

Parkes sub-branch secretary Paul Thomas congratulated the Parkes Services Club for its ongoing commitment, which is now entering its fifth year.

Paul explains that the ongoing support once again enables the sub-branch to assist its members with a weekly one-hour health and fitness program.

The program takes place at the Parkes Fitness-4-All gym under the guidance of local physiotherapist, and Parkes Champion Post columnist, Jeff McClurg.

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The weekly sessions take place at 9.30am on Wednesdays, and are free to all ex-service personnel.

Those who do wish to take part are required to become members of the Parkes Fitness-4-All gym, as well as the Parkes PCYC.

Once members join up to those respective organisations, it also allows the sub-branch members to partake in other programs at the gym other than the weekly sessions.

Currently some 14 members are taking part and according to Paul, the sub-branch is very keen to see more people take part – especially the members who have retired from the workforce.

The Parkes RSL sub-branch has now been conducting this weekly program for the past four years and its members are genuinely grateful of the support given by the Parkes Services Club through the Club Grants scheme.

The RSL is a member-based veterans’ charity founded in 1916, and the largest veterans’ charity in Australia.

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