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Melbourne Legacy

293 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Postal address: GPO Box 4312 Melbourne VIC 3001

Phone: (03) 8626 0500

Email: info@



Resources - Melbourne Legacy

Fundraising for Legacy during Legacy Week is a rewarding way make a real difference to the lives of families of those who have served our country in the Defence Force.

In 2017 Legacy Week will run from Sunday 27 August to Saturday 2 September.

We’ve put together some resources to help your workplace get started.

  • To download the Legacy Week Fundraising Brochure, please click here
  • And email banner to advertise Legacy Week Fundraising is available for download here

To register your workplace's interest in fundraising during Legacy Week, please click here

If you have any questions or would like further information about fundraising at your workplace, please contact us at fundraising@legacymelb.com.au

Volunteer with us during Legacy Week

Legacy helps over 70,000 families of Australian Defence Force veterans who have given their lives or health for our country. At a time when all hope may seem lost, Legacy is there to help a family or individual through the tough times and restore their confidence in the future. Volunteering during Legacy Week shows everyone that you want to make a difference in the lives of those families. It’s a fun way to spend time with friends or colleagues where you can get out and about, chat to people and truly make a difference. Be a hero for our families in need and volunteer with us this Legacy Week.

In 2017 Legacy Week will run from Sunday 27 August to Saturday 2 September.

During Legacy Week we need people to help fundraise and support our fundraisers.

How to get involved:

Getting involved it easy, email us at fundraising@Legacymelb.com.au and we will get in touch with how you can help out.

The Badge of Legacy

Legacy has adopted as its badge the Torch, taken from the poem "In Flanders' Fields".

The symbolism of the Torch is explained below.

The Badge of Legacy symbolises in its torch the undying flame of service and sacrifice handed to us by our comrades in war who have passed on. In its wreath of laurel, with its points inverted in remembrance, is the guerdon of honour; that is the meed of those who gave their lives for their country.


"In Flanders' Fields" was written by a Canadian Physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915. It remains one of the most memorable war poems ever written. Legacy has adopted "In Flanders' Fields" as its own.

In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders’ fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hand we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders’ fields.


The Legacy Ode was adapted from the second verse of the American Poet RW Lilliard’s “An American Answer” written in 1918 as an answer to the challenge within "In Flanders' Fields". The Legacy Ode is often read at Legacy functions, meetings, handover lunches and dinners and at other special events.

Fear not that you have died for naught
The torch you threw to us we caught.
And now our hands will hold it high
Its glorious light shall never die,
We’ll not break faith with you who lie
On many a field

Lest we forget.

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