Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has urged the public to support Legacy, the iconic charity that hat cares for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.
Mr Elliott said today that with the Anzac commencing this year, it is important to recognise the important work done by Legacy to assist those Australians affected by war.
“Legacy Week begins on 31 August and runs until the 6 September, with Legacy Badge Day being Friday 5 September”, Mr Elliott said.
“By buying a badge, residents in Baulkham Hills are showing their support for the thousands of Australian Defence Force personnel currently deployed overseas and the many more who have served throughout their lifetimes.
“So keep a look out at your local bus stop, shopping centre or workplace for those selling legacy badges and make sure you donate to this important cause.
Funds raised will assist widows, widowers and children with essential services such as counselling, special housing, medical fees, advocacy and social support, as well as contribute towards children’s school fees, books, uniforms, and recreational activities.
Mr Elliott also paid particular tribute to the contribution of volunteers across Baulkham Hills who will give up their time to distribute and sell the badges throughout Legacy Week.
“An event that would simply not be possible without the generosity of hundreds of volunteers who donate their time and energy to an important cause”, Mr Elliott said.
For more information on Legacy, please visit www.legacy.com.au.