An Tran - Robe Pharmacy
"Greetings from Robe Pharmacy!!
My name is An and I am most humbled and honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of the Robe to Recovery program.
Living in a beautiful town like Robe and being of service to it's friendly people, I must admit that I feel very fortunate to be where I am today. For that I am very grateful for the brave men and women of the Australian Defence Force who are out there defending our borders, defending our freedom and defending this way of life Australia has given me.
I come from a refugee family. We were given a second chance in Australia after fleeing a country which has seen its share of war and conflict. This second chance has made me appreciate and respect the sacrifices our service men and women has made for not only families like mine, but for all families in Australia.
I am very thankful towards the Robe to Recovery program as it has given me a better understanding of the difficulties that Defence personnel face both during service and after. More importantly, Robe to Recovery has given me an opportunity to personally say thank you to some of these individuals in my own special way."
Deb Mackey - Happyshack
Myself and my team are so super proud to be involved with ‘Robe to Recovery’. Supporting the program by including accommodation into the mix is the least we can do. Everyone at Happyshack has a family history of fathers or brothers or uncles or sons leaving home to defend our freedom and we respect the commitment, honour and exceptional bravery shown by anyone who chooses this path.
Robe always knows how to pull together when they are needed, whether it be to support an ill family member, offer kindness to someone in need or to contribute to a worthy cause. This outstanding program, led by the brilliant kindness of Jacqui Bateman, rolls all of these things together and the response from the veterans are those special kind of moments that cover you in goose bumps.
Congratulations to Jacqui on a beautiful concept - wrapped in simplicity, iced with generosity and focused on being kind to each other.