|Legacy thanks our National Partners Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Telstra and Thales for their outstanding contribution to Legacy. Their support has been instrumental in ensuring ongoing public support. CBA has partnered with Legacy since 1998, Thales commenced their partnership in 2008 and Telstra partnered with Legacy in 2009.|
|In 2009, Telstra and Legacy announced a long-term national sponsorship that would provide both financial assistance and telecommunications services to the families of fallen Australian Defence Force members. The national sponsorship is expected to leverage Telstra’s communications expertise to help legacy reach out in more ways to families in need and connect them with a support network of other families who understand what they are going through.|
|The sponsorship will enable Legacy to provide support services that help elderly widows overcome social isolation. It will also enable this geographically diverse organization to engage meaningfully with each other and share information across great distances. |
|Telstra will also work with Legacy to help them explore new online tools for fundraising.|
|In 2008, leading aerospace, defence and security company Thales announced a multi-year partnership with Legacy, one of Australia’s iconic charitable institutions. The partnership is Thales Australia’s most significant community initiative to date, and demonstrates its willingness to support the charity’s numerous activities.|
|The company has enormous respect for the members of the Australian Defence Force, past and present.|
|Our company has very close ties to the ADF. A number of our employees are reservists on active duty, while others are ex-service personnel. We appreciate everything the ADF’s men and women do every day to protect our country, and the sacrifices they make on our behalf.|
|Legacy recognises and honours our ex-servicemen, and the work it does in providing support to their families cannot be underestimated. We encourage all our employees to take an active part in supporting Legacy’s activities throughout the year.|
|We will do whatever we can to help raise both awareness and funds, we urge all Australians to get behind this worthwhile cause.|
|The Commonwealth Bank has enjoyed a long association with Legacy. Through this partnership, The Commonwealth Bank has helped to increase awareness of Legacy and has raised more than $25 million dollars since 1998.|
As national partner of Legacy Badge Week, the Commonwealth Bank is proud to sell Legacy badges in selected branches across Australia, with Bank staff playing a vital role by volunteering their time selling badges on Legacy Badge Day.
The Commonwealth Bank congratulates Legacy for their activities in support of the wider Australian community. Legacy is an organisation that embodies the Australian spirit of caring and mateship and one which the Commonwealth Bank is truly honoured to be in association with.