|Legacy Week 2015|
|For each serving Australian who risks everything - a family does the same. Australians will have the chance to show their support for these very special families by buying a badge during Legacy Week, August 30 to September 5, 2015.|
As one of Australia’s most iconic charities, Legacy grew out of the ashes of the Great War and still supports around 90,000 families of Defence personnel who have given their lives or their health for their country.
Australia has lost just over 100,000 service men and women in all conflicts with many, many more badly injured, both mentally and physically. In WWI alone around 60,000 service men and women were killed with another 60,000 losing their lives in the following 10 years as a result of their service.
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|To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, Legacy has added two new bears to it’s incredibly popular tri service range available in addition to Legacy’s iconic badges and other merchandise from our fantastic volunteers at selected badge selling points ONLY during Legacy Week.|
Watch this space!
For all the details on merchandise go to http://www.legacy.com.au/legacyweekmerchandise
|Inquiry into the Mental Health of Australian Defence Force|
|Since its inception in 1923, Legacy has been caring for the families of veterans who gave their lives in service of the nation. Recently, Legacy has broadened its charter to include providing services to the families of those who not only gave their lives but those who gave their health while serving in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).|
This change recognises that many members of the ADF suffer from long term debilitating health issues long after their ADF service ends. From Legacy’s perspective, this is likely to impact on families and it is the families which are central to Legacy’s charter.
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