Nan Whittall, with Bob Bleakley, and Wayne McDowall, has been recognised for her work with Legacy.
Nan Whittall, with Bob Bleakley, and Wayne McDowall, has been recognised for her work with Legacy. Alistair Brightman

Nan still working to raise money for Legacy

RECOGNITION for work you do within the community is an honour, especially when you put in 16 years on a project you started.

Nan Whittall humbly accepted a certificate acknowledging that.

Nan was a Torchbearer in Armidale, and her commitment to Legacy in Hervey Bay started when she moved here in 1995.

"My second husband was a Legatee at the time and we were very involved and when I came here I met Max Salter, who was the president of Maryborough Legacy club at that time,'' Nan said.

"He mentioned they were short of funds so I suggested they might like to start a Torchbearer group here.

"Torchbearers are the money-raising side of Legacy.

"I started to put the group together and it took 12 months.

"We had 12 members but no one knew about us.

"Once people realised what we were doing, they took more notice and at our stalls.''

Torchbearers for Legacy in Hervey Bay received their charter in 1995 but folded over time.

However, Nan continues to be a favourite visitor to Legacy House.

Legacy raises funds once a year through badge sales during Legacy Week, which starts on Saturday.

Funds support war widows so they can stay in their own homes and provides financial support for the education of six students of deceased servicemen.



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