Donate or buy a badge during Legacy Week
FRASER Coast legatees will be out in force during Legacy Week which starts tomorrow, Sunday, August 27.
The appeal was to raise awareness and funds for the families of our incapacitated and deceased veterans.
There are 650 beneficiaries currently receiving support from Legacy Club of Fraser Coast and Country Burnett.
Each year volunteers walk the streets and set up stalls to raise awareness, sell merchandise and receive donations to help funds these families.
On Thursday at the Maryborough Heritage Markets widowers, veterans, legatees and dignitaries launched the week with the firing of the canon.
Legacy Week is the major annual fundraising event and the money raised in this area will remain with the Fraser Burnett Legacy Club to be spent on its Legacy beneficiaries.
Typical areas in which the club provides support include: financial support - grants and interest free loans to those in need; education expenses for the children we care for; support for children to attend Legacy camps; financial gifts to those widows who do not receive a War Widows Pension; provision of Personal Emergency Alarms to those widows who have no entitlement through the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA); gifts at Christmas; Christmas Luncheons in each of our centres; recreational excursions; and morning/afternoon teas or luncheons on a monthly basis.
Some of these activities are designed to reduce social isolation.