Coffs Coast families and friends are asked to send a message of support to service men and women this Anzac Day.
Coffs Coast families and friends are asked to send a message of support to service men and women this Anzac Day.

Coffs Coast urged to message ADF support for Anzac Day

COFFS Coast residents are encouraged to send messages of support to Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel in the lead up to Anzac Day.

Until next Friday, local residents will be able to send their messages to our servicemen and women at home or overseas via SMS and online.

These messages will also help raise funds for Australian families affected by war with Telstra donating $1 for every message received to Legacy.

This is the fourth year Telstra has provided this service in partnership with the ADF and close to 40,000 messages of support have been delivered since 2009.

Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager, Sue Passmore, urged all to get behind the troops.

"Most Coffs Harbour residents know at least one person who has served, or is serving our country," she said.

"It's important we pause to honour their work, particularly as we commemorate Anzac Day.

"I am proud that Telstra has the technology to help connect the public to our troops serving here and abroad.

"We also want to provide broader support, so this year Telstra will donate $1 for every message received during this period to Legacy."

The Message To The Troops service will open from 6am today and will end at 5pm this Friday.

Australians can send messages either via SMS to 044 SUPPORT (0447 877 678) or online at telstra.com/anzacday



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