Esperance RSL's youngest volunteer shows passion for sacrifice of those who serve

The Esperance RSL’s youngest volunteer has shown his dedication to the memory of Australian men and women who have served in the military.

Ten year-old Cazaly Butchart, who has been diagnosed with autism, has a passion for military history and has been volunteering to promote the upcoming Armistice Learning Journey.

Cazaly volunteered at the RSL’s sausage sizzle on Saturday, August 4 and spoke at a ‘Probus’ meeting dressed in a World War One uniform on Tuesday, August 7. 

“We need to teach people about what the soldiers go through, both now and in the past,” he said.

Cazaly said he enjoyed volunteering for the RSL at Bunnings despite the poor weather on the weekend.

“It was cold but I just did it for fundraising because we need to teach the younger generations about the ANZACs.”

Cazaly will also be visiting businesses to promote the upcoming learning journey with senior RSL volunteer Sally Ashbil, who will be dressed in a World War One nurse’s uniform.

Cazaly has a personal blog on Facebook where he writes and photographs life as “an Aussie kid living with Autism” and “shows the world” what he’s capable of.

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Cazaly’s mum Sandra thanked Esperance RSL secretary Sonja Andrews for coordinating the volunteers and allowing her young son to join in.