Lisa McCune narrates Coming Home: Australia’s RSL

07/02/2016 at 11:49 am

Lisa McCune coming home

[Mon 01/02/2016 2:19 PM]

By Staff Writer

RSLWA President Graham Edwards.

Coming Home: Australia’s RSL follows several veterans as they transition into civilian life.

Narrated by Lisa McCune, the documentary was given unprecedented access by the RSL.

“All Australians should watch this documentary”, said RSLWA President Graham Edwards, “because they will understand what these veterans have been through and how the RSL, through its work, helps rebuild lives”.

“It shows how the simple act of buying a poppy on Remembrance Day or a badge on Anzac Day makes a real difference.”

The one-hour documentary crosses the nation, illustrating the dedication of RSL sub-branch volunteers who are the organisation’s lifeblood.

After three deployments around the world, former Navy medic Hannah Amigh of Perth was discharged in 2013 with physical and mental issues.

As part of her rehabilitation, Amigh was sponsored by RSL WA to compete at the inaugural Invictus Games, an international Paralympic-style sporting event in London.

“I see the RSL as a huge support network. It’s somewhere I feel I belong,” Amigh said.

“We might not be from the same service or deployment, but you can come here and have a chat and there’ll be someone who knows what you’ve been through.”

“The RSL is here to help veterans and their families get through anything they might need us for”, said Edwards. “It doesn’t matter what: if you need help, come talk to us.”

Coming Home premieres February 6 on Channel Nine.

[Mon 01/02/2016 2:19 PM]

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