|Each year there are a number of events to raise funds to assist Legacy’s work and also increase the awareness of Legacy in the general community. |
68th Legacy Mercedes-Benz Adelaide Race Day
On Saturday 19th November 2016, the 68th Legacy Race Day will be held at Morphettville Race Course. The SAJC have been generous supporters of Legacy for 68 years and we thank them for another year of their support. We also would like to extend our thanks to Mercedes-Benz Adelaide for their sponsorship of the 2016 Race Day event.
2016 Legacy Week Badge Appeal
|The annual Badge Appeal will be held throughout the state and Broken Hill during Legacy Week from Sunday 28th August to Saturday 3 September 2016. |
Traditionally the Badge Days in the City are the main collection days these are on Thursday 1/9/2016 and Friday 2/9/2016 although we endeavour to collect all week.
If you are able to assist as a volunteer fundraiser during Badge Week or wish to know where to purchase a badge/bear please contact Mark Taylor at Legacy on 8231 9812.
Legacy Great Ocean Road Walk
|Legacy South Australia is undertaking a unique event this year during Legacy Week to raise public awareness of the mission of Legacy but also to raise much needed funds. Legacy is a not-for-profit and although they do receive some government funding, they need to raise 95% of their annual funding.|
This year, Legacy's Pensions Manager, Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) Ian Kennedy, and his second son, Nicholas Kennedy will undertake to walk the Great Ocean Road over a period of 5-6 days - a distance of approximately 100 kilometres.
A short background on why Ian has decided to attempt this: Ian is a third generation service member, his father served in WWII, Korea, and Malaya and returned home very much damaged, and his mother, who also served during the Second World War, cared for her hurband for many years and sometimes under very difficult conditions. Ian has served his country for 41 years, his wife has served for 30 years and their eldest son is a current serving member who is currently deployed in defence of his country.
They are hoping that this walk will not only raise money for Legacy but also help people understand the story behind why Ian and his son Nicholas are undertaking this commitment, which is to remember that the widows/ widowers of Veterans are often forgotten and yet their service is equally important and recognition of their quiet and dedicated commitment and understanding of those who have returned must never be forgotten.
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Unfortunately, due to a medical emergency, Ian and his son have had to postpone the walk for one week. The walk will now commence on 2nd September, not 28th August as stated above.
Ian and his son Nicholas have had to postpone the Great Ocean Road walk due Nicholas’s ill health. Nicholas is still undergoing tests to determine exactly what the issue is, but his specialist doesn’t want him doing anything physical for at least two months. Of course, Ian doesn’t want to do the walk without him and is devastated that they were unable to do it on the advised date.
Ian and Nicholas hope to be doing the walk late November or early December. Ian will keep us advised and, once the dates are confirmed, will post lots of pictures of the them doing the walk together.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Business Leaders Luncheon
On Friday 17th June 2016, Legacy held a Business Leaders Luncheon in the Ian McLachlan Room, Adelaide Oval.
Guest speakers included:
- The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson AO BMBS FRACP (Hon) FAMA, Director Australian War Memorial
- Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd) and Mrs Liz Scarce
- Mike Smithson as MC
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Glenside Lions chose to support the work of Legacy with the 2016 Art Show. This was held in the City of Burnside Ballroom from Thursday 19 May to Tues 24 May and the public is most welcome to attend and show their support.
There was a wide selection of over 400 works of art on display.
For more information on the Art Show, please contact Art Show Chairman Bruce Spangler on 0418 802 835 or email email@example.com or Chris Meldrum on 0419 038 495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday 5th December 2015, the 67th Legacy Race Day was held at Morphettville Race Course. The SAJC have been generous supporters of Legacy for 67 years and we thank them for another year of their support. We also would like to extend our thanks to Mercedes-Benz Adelaide for their sponsorship of the 2015 Race Day event.