|Melbourne Legacy has a wide range of events throughout the year. A number of those|
events aim to raise funds for Legacy's work and to raise awareness of our services.
Recent events include:-
83rd Annual Legacy At Huntingdale Golf Day
|Huntingdale Golf Club has long been a strong supporter of Legacy and they offered their prestigious Golf Club to Melbourne Legacy on Friday 22 January 2016, for the 83rd annual Legacy at Huntingdale Golf Day.|
The event was an individual Stableford, giving you and your friends a real chance to match your personal skills against the course. There will be a shot-gun start in both the morning and the afternoon.
Clubs were invited to enter a team of four to compete for the ‘Legacy at Huntingdale’ Perpetual Trophy. The club trophy will be awarded to the team with the highest aggregate of the best three scores.
Proceeds from the day support Legacy’s programs that aim to enhance opportunities for Legacy families by providing for their basic needs, advocating for their entitlements, rights and benefits; assisting families through bereavement; and helping them cope, despite their loss.
The entry fee is $120 per person and includes the competition and a sausage sizzle from 7.30am (for the AM starters) and 11.30am (for the PM starters).
Numbers are limited and entries will be accepted on a first in best dressed basis; to ensure your place in the competition,please download and complete the form
|and return the form with your payment as soon as possible.|
Hope to see you for a great day at Huntingdale.
Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award – 2015 National Final, Melbourne, VIC
|The LJPSA National Final was held in Melbourne at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Victoria on Monday 16 November 2015.|
Congratulations to Charlee Sutherland from Crestwood High School, NSW who was the winner of the 2015 LJPSA.
Alicia Ranasinghe from Our Lady of Mercy College, VIC was the runner up and Claire Yin from SCEGGS, NSW came in third place.
Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award – 2015 Victorian State Final, Melbourne, VIC
|The LJPSA Victorian State Final was held in Melbourne at the ABC Southbank Centre, Iwaki Auditorium, Southbank, on Friday 16 October 2015.|
Congratulations to Alicia Ranasinghe from Our Lady of Mercy College who was the winner of the 2015 LJPSA and Molly Xiao from Huntingtower School who was the runner up.
New Patron launches Legacy Week 2015
|For each serving Australian who risks everything – a family does the same. |
|Many Defence Force personnel, political dignitaries and Legacy supporters attended the official 2015 Legacy Week launch at The Windsor Hotel on Thursday 27 August, despite constant rain and a tram strike. Her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria (pictured top right) was the special guest speaker at the event and also announced that she would be the Patron of Melbourne Legacy.|
The Governor said the families of our dedicated service men and women who serve their country deserve the recognition of their sacrifice and the reassurance of support for their loved ones.
'Legacy’s service to the community is immeasurable in caring for families of veterans to minimise hardship as a result of death or injury,' the Governor added. 'It underpins the fabric of family life and the ongoing support of Legacy’s work is vital.'
Junior Legatee Jess Potter (pictured middle right with Ron Barassi OAM) also spoke at the launch about the support that she and her brother Tim had been given after they sadly lost their Mum, Katy Potter, in 2002. Katy was just 27 years of age and had served in the Navy in the Gulf War Zones. Their grandparents who are based in Gippsland, have brought up the children. Jess now attends RMIT University in Melbourne.
'I feel that Legacy has always been there to look after me and now that I am in Melbourne away from my brother and grandparents, they are there for me more than ever,' Jess said. 'I am studying for a Diploma in Advertising and I have just received a Legacy Tertiary Education Scholarship. The majority of my city friends are Legacy kids and Legacy is such a huge part of my life. I am really grateful for their support in assisting my grandparents to take care of Tim and me.'
A special thank you to the volunteers from HMAS Cerberus (pictured bottom right) who were out in the CBD selling Legacy badges in the blustering wet conditions in a show of support for the launch of Legacy Week.
|The milestone event of Legacy Week is the Legacy Widows’ Pilgrimage and Remembrance Service at the Shrine of Remembrance which was held on Sunday 30 August. Blessed with sunshine more than 600 war widows attended the special service to honour their loved ones who died serving their country or subsequently. |
It was a moving tribute with prayers and hymns led by Legacy Chaplain, Legatee Canon Graeme Winterton and supported by the Australian Army Band and the Australian Children’s Choir.
As part of the service floral wreaths were laid by Melbourne Legacy President Legatee Ian Harrison and his wife, Legatee Derithe Harrison. Representatives of Melbourne Legacy Branch and Group Widows Clubs also laid wreaths.
The Remembrance Service was followed by lunch at the Melbourne Cricket Club with lots of people catching up with friends and renewing acquaintances from Widows Clubs across Melbourne and Victoria.
‘The Remembrance Service at the Shrine is one of the most highly-valued annual events for our members and I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered their time to make the day a success,’ Ian Harrison said.
Melbourne Legacy's Annual Christmas Concert