The Berry RSL Sub-branch has acknowledged the kind support from Jaspers Brush business Turfco.
Gavin and Sue Rogers have run the business for 32 years and according to Berry RSL president Ray Strong their support has been invaluable.
To acknowledge the business and the couple's generous support Mr Strong has presented them with a State Award.
"Turco, Gavin and Sue Rogers have always been great supporters of our sub-branch," Mr Strong said.
"Our members wanted to acknowledge their ongoing support and moved to have them presented with a State Award."
A State Award is one of the highest honours available within the organisation, apart from Life Membership or Meritorious Service Medals.
"This was requested by the members," Mr Strong said.
The support started in 2015 when they sponsored a special souvenir program for Anzac Day, which has gone on to gain rave reviews from many of the bigger sub-branches in Sydney.
In 2016 the company was behind the re-turfing and beautification of the Berry cenotaph and gardens, providing both the turf and the manpower to undertake the work.
And more recently they have continued their support, making a donation to the sub-branch which will be used to maintain the RSL hall, grounds and other projects the sub-branch undertakes.
"We just wanted to be able to say thank you," Mr Strong said,
"Gavin and Sue's support is very much appreciated."
Mr Rogers was also presented with an associate membership of the Berry RSL Sub-branch and the couple were given a specially minted commemorative medallion produced by the sub-branch to mark Anzac Day and Armistice Day service,
"Their generosity has been wonderful - it has allowed us, as a sub-branch, to do so many things," Mr Strong said.
It might have been a simple gesture but to Mr Rogers it meant so much.
"We don't support local organisations to get recognition," he said.
"We do and support things for the betterment of our community.
"But it is nice when that support is acknowledged.
"We never expected this - this is special.
"We do take this sort of thing seriously - we like to be able to help out where we can.
"We have been very lucky, we have had our three children all go through Berry Public School and have either ended up as captains or vice captains and that means taking part in many ceremonies including Anzac Day.
"So it's nice to be able to help. We are very honoured this means a lot."
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