The role of London Legacy
|London Legacy is dedicated to supporting the widows and families of deceased Australian and New Zealand service personnel who reside in Europe and the United Kingdom. We currently support over 50 widows and families of Australian and New Zealand service personnel here in the UK and Europe.|
This support comes in many forms, including practical assistance in such matters as accommodation, medical, legal and general welfare.
Our people are all volunteers and in some cases have been recipients of Legacy support themselves. We appoint people known as Legatees to oversee the well being of those widows and families assigned to them. Historically Legatees were returned servicemen although today Legacy welcomes membership and participation from any person who shares the ideals of Legacy.
Legatees will contact widows and families from time to time in order to ensure their needs and interests are being catered for and they have the support they need. This ‘mentoring’ is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of widows and their families with the aim of:
- Protecting individuals and families basic needs;
- Advocating for their entitlements, rights and benefits;
- Assisting families through bereavement; and
- Helping people thrive, despite their adversity and loss.
|Many of our volunteers are travelling Australian and New Zealander’s who are extremely aware of the sacrifices made for our countries by our service personnel over many decades. These travelers are only too willing to lend a hand whilst here in the UK and Europe, providing their time and effort to making a small contribution to the well being of widows and families in this part of the world.|
London Legacy enjoys the support of many people in Europe. As well as individuals, London Legacy can count on the support of many Australian businesses and Industry Associations here in Europe. We also enjoy very strong support from the High Commissions of both Australia and New Zealand in London.
How to Volunteer for London Legacy
|London Legacy is always looking for volunteers to help with our fundraising, caring and lobbying roles.|
If you have a skill to help London Legacy or just want to rattle tins to show your appreciation for those who gave so much to us, then please contact:
|Hon. Secretary Mr Simon Kleinig|
Mobile: +44(0)797 280 7399
|President Mr Lindsay Birrell|
Phone +44(0)208 402 4118
Mobile +44(0)750 514 5461