The first week of September, from Sunday 2nd to Saturday 8th is National Legacy Week. The Warrnambool Legacy Club looks after over 300 war widows in the local area, without any government funding. Badge day is Friday September 7th, so be on the lookout around town to buy your badge for legacy.
The work conducted by Legacy is well known for its support of widows and dependents of servicemen who have given their lives or health on operational service or subsequently.
The Legacy Charter defines their charitable purposes as:
The care of dependents of those who served their country; namely, veterans who gave their lives or health on operational service or subsequently, and Australian Defence Force members who die in service or as a result of their service, affords a field for service.
The area covered by the Warrnambool Legacy Club extends to Port Fairy, Macarthur, Hawkesdale, Caramut, Mortlake, Lismore, Camperdown, Cobden, Timboon, and Princetown.
There are 58 Legatees in the Warrnambool Legacy Club who look after over 300 widows of WWII, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan together with children and handicapped persons.
As Legacy receives no government funding, they make one direct approach to the public each year, which is in the form of endowments and badge selling. They can only carry on the work of Legacy with the financial support from people like yourselves, and they are grateful for any assistance!
Badges will be on sale around Warrnambool and some other towns on Friday, September 7th – keep an eye out and give generously!