A team of handy helpers have been scrubbing floors, wiping windows, and making life easier for the families of Wagga's veterans.
In the lead-up to Anzac Day South Wagga Apex volunteers have been rolling up their sleeves and performing odd-jobs for elderly legatees in the community as part of their Easter Wish program.
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One of the handymen is Josh Paul, who said they wanted to show the family members that they too were appreciated this Anzac Day.
"We'll do whatever we can do to make their life easier, whether it be gardening, cleaning up the yard, pruning a tree, or painting a letterbox," Mr Paul said.
"I think they get just as much out of a friendly face knocking on their door and showing them they're still cared about an appreciated, and that people in the community want to look out for them and help them."
Club president Andrew Morrison said these were some of their favourite activities, saying nothing could replace that warm glow.
"I think the best thing about Easter Wish and Anzac Day activities is that no money changes hands, it's all our own time," Mr Morrison said.
"We enjoy those more than the fundraising because it's not about the money, it's about the service to the community, volunteering, and making sure people are looked after."
One of the recipients was Ladysmith legatee Nel Grant, who worked in the Dutch navy in the 1950s alongside her husband.
The 88-year-old left Holland in search of a better life, and when she came to Australia she found many kind strangers a tight-knit community in Wagga.
"I came here for adventure and a better way of life, because it was soon after the war. We didn't have enough food, there were no lights, but as a child you accept things as they are," Mrs Grant said.
"Here I have my garden, my dog, and the little church here in town which I go to on Sundays. It's only about five or eight people but it doesn't matter. It's about the fellowship and being together."
Her daughter Ellen Schussler sometimes comes to help in the garden, but said it was good to have a pair of strapping young lads to help around the house.
"It's fantastic they were able to come down and help with the garden," she said.
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