Legacy aims to raise $50,000
A WHOPPING 673 widows and 15 dependants on the Coffs Coast are relying on your support on Friday, Legacy Badge Day.
It’s the biggest day of the year for Coffs Harbour Legacy as it tries to raise $50,000 for its vital work between Red Rock, Urunga and Dorrigo.
Legacy, of course, is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased veterans and nationally its caring and compassionate service helps more than 100,000 widows and 1900 children and dependants with a disability.
In the Coffs Harbour region the oldest widow is 102 and the youngest is only 38 and they are helped by as many as 30 volunteers, known as legatees.
“The appeal is a chance for us to boost the profile of Legacy, but it’s also about raising funds. We are a not-for-profit organisation,” said local Legacy marketing and activities officer, Jordie Murphy.
“The work we do is as relevant now as it ever was when you consider our troops are still serving in war zones such as Afghanistan.”
Volunteers including local schoolchildren will today converge on shopping centres, clubs and will man street stalls to sell badges, pens, keyrings and wristbands.
“The money we raise stays locally to be spent on advocating for pensions and providing assistance with home modifications and special grants,” Mrs Murphy said.
For more details, contact Coffs Harbour Legacy on 6652 7583 or visit http://www.legacy.com.au/.