Quick Facts

Established

   

1928

Legatees

   

217

Widows

   

1237

Contact Details

Canberra Legacy

33 Geils Court Deakin ACT 2600

Postal address: PO Box 333 Deakin West ACT 2600

Phone: (02)6285 1800

Email: executive@
canberralegacy.com.au

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Our Services

Our services - Canberra Legacy

What we Provide

The Legacy Club of Canberra provides a wide range of support and financial services for our widows and dependents. These include, but are not limited to, pensions advice and advocacy, financial assistance to those in need, provision of social activities, outings and comradeship, some medical and dental funding support, garden maintenance, educational assistance for dependent children, and general welfare advice and support.

We also maintain a respite facility on the NSW South Coast which is available to our widows a week at a time, free of charge.


How to join Canberra Legacy

As a volunteer organisation, Canberra Legacy is always seeking new members to help us with our work. Consideration for membership will be given to anyone who:

• Has had operational service overseas or was a member of a peacekeeping force; or
• Is serving or has served in the Australian Defence Force; or
• Was at any time a ward of Legacy/junior Legatee; or
• Demonstrates empathy with the ideals of Legacy.

All applicants are interviewed and guided through a selection and induction process. New Legatees will be mentored by an experienced Legatee who will be responsible for welcoming, training and counselling the new member for at least six months after his or her induction. Applicants may have to undergo a police check as required by ACT Government Legislation.

We are sure you will find joining the Legacy Club of Canberra a rewarding and enjoyable experience as well as helping to assist needy members of our community.


Helping Canberra Legacy

There are several ways to assist Canberra Legacy fund its assistance.

Legacy Week
Legacy week is our main fundraising activity during the year and is always in the first week in September. Offers of assistance to help sell badges are always gratefully received. If you are able to help sell badges, please contact the office on (02) 62851800.

Please also buy a badge to support Legacy.


Donations
Donations are welcome and are our main source of funds to allow us to help our widows and dependents. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and receipts are issued if requested.

Donations can be made by:
• Online via the link
• by cheque or money order
• by credit card, or
• by direct debit

All donations should be made out to The Legacy Club of Canberra.


Bequests
We are always pleased to receive bequests and these can be arranged through your solicitor by a donation from the family.

Fundraising
Organisations and individuals wishing to support the Canberra and Yass/Boorowa Group Legacy Club can fundraise on our behalf. Please contact us beforehand if you wish to help us in this way.

Golf Days
A number of golf days are organised throughout the year and interested golfers are welcome to form a team of four to participate. Entry into the competition is through a donation.

Concerts
Each year in April, we sponsor an Anzac concert which is free to Legacy widows and dependents and open to the public for the cost of a ticket.

In September in conjunction with Badge Week, we put on the Big Band Sound concert which is a fundraiser and open to the public for the cost of a ticket.


Other Offers of Assistance
Should you wish to help us with our work by volunteering your time, please call the office on (02) 62851800.

Florance Foundation

The Florance Foundation was inaugurated in 1980 by a donation from the late Mrs D. Florance of Bowral, NSW, to fund a visit by junior Legatees from interstate to the nation’s capital during Anzac week. The juniors spend a week in Canberra where they are billeted at the Australian Institute of Sport and are involved with a full calendar of activities. Highlights include attending attend the Dawn Service on Anzac Day, visits to the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and

The cost of travel is funded by the Foundation and the Memorial, with the remaining costs for accommodation, meals, transport and activities funded by Legacy.

Legacy Clubs, through Capital City Clubs, in each of the States and the Northern Territory, can nominate one or two Junior Legatees to attend each year. Junior Legatees should be between 12 and 17 years of age, and have the maturity and ability to gain maximum benefit from the experience.

For more information on the Florance Foundation visit to Canberra, contact your local capital city club.


     

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