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Legacy Week 2012 Appeal

Legacy Week 2012 Appeal - Legacy

Legacy needs your help to keep our promise to support the deserving families of Australia’s fallen and incapacitated heroes.


We want to share the story of the Shoebridge family with you.



Ruth Shoebridge’s husband Murray served with the RAAF in Port Hedland during World War II and following his death in 2000 she was left with the sole care of their adult daughter Helen who has numerous needs because of Down Syndrome. Now 82, Ruth’s health has also deteriorated. Last November she had a devastating stroke.

Thanks to our generous supporters, Legacy has been able to stay by their side throughout all the grief and daily hardships of the loss of a husband and father.

The support and advice from Legacy was not only an enormous comfort to the family but it gave them confidence knowing Legacy would always be there with the family’s best interests at heart.

For 12 years, Ruth has regularly enjoyed the company of other widows who have children with a disability, and says they are a fine group of ladies who understand each other’s challenges. She is also grateful Helen can attend 'marvellous' Legacy activities for dependants with a disability.

“Helen is stimulated and has continuity in her life thanks to Legacy,” says Ruth. “She thoroughly enjoys the 10-day summer camp each year, and looks forward to the monthly Legacy outings where she can spend time with her Legacy friends.”


To read the full appeal letter please

click here.

Legacy can only continue to provide support and advocacy for essential services, special needs care, medical, dental, children education, welfare and financial hardship relief to over 90,000 widows, children and dependents with a disability, thanks to the faithful support from our donors.

Please donate to Legacy or buy a badge for Legacy Week and help us to keep our promise to care for our incapacitated and deceased veteran’s families who otherwise would be alone in dealing with some of life’s hardest issues.


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