Thirty Years Supporting Veterans’ Medical Research!
The Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Medical Research Foundation conducts an annual Weary Dunlop Appeal, providing an opportunity for Australians to give generously to help Australian medical research; a chance to perpetuate the selfless and steadfast spirit of the Foundation’s inaugural patron, Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop.
Its launch throughout Victoria coincides with the Commemorative Service on 12 July, at Weary’s statue on St. Kilda Road, and runs for two weeks. The service is attended by patrons, political and academic dignitaries and also representatives of the Australian Defence Forces, the RSL network and other service organisations.
During the two weeks of the appeal, we seek generous donations from the public of Victoria, the ex-service community such as RSL sub-branches and other ex-service organisations, and schools and community groups.
You can help us to help others by making a different kind of donation – your time and effort. We are seeking volunteers to help before and during the two-week campaign by selling Weary Dunlop lapel pins, by assisting us with administrative and logistical support and/or by displaying posters and printed materials in the community in order to raise awareness and understanding of the Foundation and the appeal. If you are interested in volunteering for the Weary Dunlop Annual Appeal, please fill out and submit the form here and we will contact you with further information.
Activities you may wish to volunteer for:
- a) Actively seeking donations in your local community, workplace or other location
- b) Staffing of one of our Weary Dunlop collection sites for a couple of hours up to a full day, during the Appeal
- c) Other administrative tasks
- d) Displaying posters and printed material within your community.