This year’s Legacy Week will be from August 27 to September 2, 2017. During this time, Legacy volunteers will be at Canberra Airport selling badges and other merchandise for this national charity. You’ll find them in the arrivals level (ground floor) near Gate B.
Legacy is a charity, established in 1923, dedicated to providing services to Australian Defence Force families suffering financially and socially due to the death, injury or serious illness of a spouse or parent during or after their Defence Force service. Legacy currently cares for around 70,000 widow(er)s, 700 Legacy youth and 1,200 dependants with a disability throughout Australia. Legacy advocates with government on their behalf, assists with access to entitlements, maintains personal contact, conducts events to counter social isolation, and provides financial support.
While we must and do recognise the very special contributions of our veterans, we should not overlook the sacrifice and contributions of those left behind. Legacy continues to “keep the promise” to the families of our deceased and injured veterans.
Legacy’s major fund raising appeal, Legacy Week, is held every year at the start of Spring. The familiar Legacy badges and other merchandise will be for sale in shopping centres and offices throughout the nation.
You can support Legacy by looking out for our volunteers in your local community between 27 August and 2 September and buying a Legacy badge or other merchandise. You can also donate online by going to http://www.legacy.com.au.
Legacy also welcomes members of the community to volunteer to sell merchandise during Legacy Week. If you can spare a few hours, please get in touch with your nearest Legacy Club. You will find the contact details on our website, just click on “Find Your Local Legacy.