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Ongoing Fund Raising for Legacy by all Sub Branches and members of the Club

Results of all fund raising events will be published here to reflect Club efforts (in order of 'effort' - well done PERTH):

Location
Events
As at Date
Amount Raised (Cumulative)
Destination of Funds
PERTH

 

22 Aug 13 - Day run
08 Dec 13 - Day Run

- Day Run

22 August 2013
08 December 2013

$135
$260
To NATHQ Legacy Family
Perth Legacy
NATHQ


Legacy Week - 02 - 07 Sept 2013
Legacy Down Under Run 2014
Legacy Week 30 Aug - 04 Sept 15

07 Sept 2013
04 Mar 2014
04 Sept 15

$4452
$8678.76
$3817

To Logan Legacy Group
To Legacy
T oLogan Legacy Group

Legacy

 

Legacy Week - 02 - 07 Sept 2013

07 Sept 2013
$1057
To Ipswich Legacy Group
Sydney

 

 

   
Total raised as at date:
$18,399.76

News

23 June 2013

Mucho and Members at National Headquarters,

I’m sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you after our meeting at your club house on 5 April. We’ve had our work cut out for us fundraising before the end of the financial year, and also organising Legacy Week from 1 to 8 September.

The last time we spoke you were considering running one of the Legacy stands at Logan Hyperdome. Chairman of the Logan Legacy Group, who I believe has met some of your members at an ANZAC Day activity, will be in contact with you to see if you are still able to help.

Mucho when we were speaking you expressed your preference that any fundraising activities be for support to the family of a recent Afghanistan casualty. I can confirm that I now have a family that fits your requirements.

  • 40 year old Lance Corporal,
  • Served in Iraq in 2010 and Afghanistan in 2012.
  • Shot dead in Afghanistan.
  • From all reports, he was a typical Aussie bloke, friendly, with a dry sense of humour and a natural charm. He had a comfortable ease. He would show respect to everyone he met.
  • Most Outstanding Soldier during his recruit course, and Trainee of Merit on his junior leaders course.
  • Devoted family man, leaving a widow and children.

Legacy will remain with this family for the long term, trying to compensate them for their loss, and to create the environment to carry on with their lives, despite the sacrifice they must now endure. The kids in in particular deserve our care, with a special priority given to their education. Volunteers will also mentor the girls through their education and their early adulthood. Another thing we will do is to provide the girls with a break once a year on holiday camps with other young Legacy children like themselves, and who understand their challenges. We are also caring for the mum, with a small amount of financial  assistance, but mainly just being there for her and putting her in contact with other young mothers who have lost loved ones like herself. Our community services staff and legatees will also attempt to help her through her grief and heartache. 

Much I hope you are able to help us with collecting for this family during legacy Week 1-8 September. I have passed your contact details to Warwick Chettle, Chairman of the Logan Legacy Group, and he will contact you soon.

Kind regards to you and all your members and their families,

Gavan White
Development Manager


Legacy Brisbane  41 Merivale St, South Brisbane, 4101   PO Box 3003, South Brisbane, 4101
07 3029 5620  |  0430 158 816  |  gwhite@legacybrisbane.org.au  |  www.legacy.com.au

 

 

 

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