2020 September – The Gazette

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER IN SUPPORT OF VETERANS

A Legacy of looking after families.
Supporting the Defence community isn’t a responsibility that RSL Queensland shoulders alone. There are numerous ex-service organisations who work alongside us, including Legacy, which helps 52,000 widows, widowers, children and families nationally. Legacy was established in the early 1920s by WWI veterans of and delivers upon a legendary promise made by one Digger to his dying mate at the Battle of Pozieres 100 years ago, to “look after the missus and kids”. 

While COVID-19 has impacted some of Legacy’s programs, the organisation was recently able to restart its Backyard Assist program. The initiative helps families, especially those who are elderly and isolated, by providing a safe, accessible and easily maintained yard environment.

On Friday 28 August, Australian Defence Force members from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment and volunteers from a local property and construction group helped a Brisbane widow transform her yard.

MATILDA DRAY

The Gazette - 2020 September

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