Fundraising badge

Badges were sold throughout the First World War to raise funds for the war effort. Women’s voluntary organisations as well as other privately run charities assisted these local and national campaigns.

These fundraising activities were held alongside raffles, lotteries and other special events. At least 12,121,872 pounds was raised in Australia for the care and rehabilitation of wounded soldiers as well as for civilian wartime victims in Europe.

Use the Memorial’s website to investigate the story of Sergeant Olive May King. How did she help care for Serbian families during and after the First World War?

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