Cover shot: Royal Society for the Blind Ambassador Jane Reilly poses with Greg Hopgood, who will be speaking at the connect group, and his companion Reilly.
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The Murray Bridge RSL Connect group is for all Ex-Serving and Serving Military Personnel (Tri-Service) and their families.

It is an informal group to help people connect and to perhaps be able to share their story or hear others stories to which they can then relate to.

Family members and children who attend can also learn about what their parents, uncles or aunts, or grand parents may have also went through or experienced.

Complimentary tea and coffee is provided and sometimes a cake or two.

As the RSL offers meals on a Sunday, the connect groupusually books in for lunch first, before starting their informal get together and chat at 2pm.

The group’sguest speaker for Sunday, October2 will beGreg (Hoppo) Hopgood.

Greg was in infantry and was a member of 1RAR when he served in the army.

Part of Greg’s service was to do “Peace Making” in Somalia as part of the Unified Task Force up until May 1993, when the United Nations then took over.

Greg is a recipient of the Operation K9 program and will have Reilly with him, his wonderful companion.

Operation K9 is a program to assist Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)and it is a wonderful program to support and be a part of.

The Royal Society of the Blind train up these dogs who then become a very important asset to a veteran’s life.

Everyone isinvited to come along and listen to Greg’s story and to meet Reilly.

People may have seen Greg who was part of the Channel 9 documentary “Coming Home: Australia’s RSL” screened back in February.

He was featured on the front cover of the Signal magazine in April this year with Jane Reilly who is an RSB Ambassador.

He was also included in an article in that issue of the magazine which talked about Operation K9 and the work they do.

There will also besome merchandise from Operation K9, which includes ‘Gunner Murray’ the toy assistance dog – with all proceeds going towards Operation K9.

The Murray Bridge RSL Connect Group said they arevery privileged to have Greg and Reilly join themfor an afternoon of sharing and learning from each other’s stories.

The Murray Bridge RSL Connect Group meets on the first Sunday of every month and welcomes everyone.

If anyone hasany further questions, please contact the Murray Bridge RSL on 8532 1314 between 10am and2pm on a Monday or Wednesday or by email: [email protected]南京夜网.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.