|Legacy Week 2015 was supported by thousands of volunteers - students and members of the Australian Defence Force and others - who sold its iconic badges and other merchandise to raise funds for the vital work it does for families of veterans.|
Legacy Week is always the first week of September and has been held since World War II.
It also provides many opportunities for Legacy to talk about the work it does.
Volunteers are always needed for this event.
|If you can spare some time please contact|
|For information on this event, click here|
The Legacy Man - Compass, ABC tv 2015
|When Lieutenant General Sir Stanley George Savige, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, ED was plain Stan Savige he fought with the AIF at Gallipoli and again at the Western Front. Captain Savige was later sent to Persia where with his troops fought a rearguard action to defend some of the 70,000 Assyrian Christian refugees fleeing their homes. Many of the descendants of these refugees now live in Australia. |
It is also the story behind the founding of Legacy which Savige, concerned for the plight of children of fallen servicemen, began in 1923.
|A DVD of this wonderful program may be released in the future. Check back here for details.|
NoMansLanding - Darling Harbour - held 2 April to 3 May 2015
|NoMansLanding, a central, water based installation, was a poetic reminder of the isolation, uncertainty – and occasionally the fleeting unity – experienced by soldiers on both sides of the war. |
There was a large poppy remembrance wall where the public donated to Sydney Legacy.
Thanks you for your support!
Poppy Park - Penrith - held 21 March to 29 April 2015
|The Nepean area hosted Poppy Park, at Judges Park, Penrith during March and April.|
More than 102,000 commemorative poppies formed the shape of a giant poppy with the name of a fallen hero attached to
each stem, covering an area of more than 2000 square metres.
Poppies will continue to be sold through to November.
|Proceeds from sale of the poppies goes to Nepean Legacy |
and the RSL Nepean Sub-Branch.
|Click here for more information on the event and to buy a poppy.|
For the Sake of Mother England - held 18 April to 25 April 2015
|The Anzac Centenary stage play “For the Sake of Mother England” was staged by the Hills Community Centenary of Anzac Committee during April at The King’s Drama Theatre, North Parramatta.|
The play tells of three young men who join the army to see the world and end up in the horror of Gallipoli. It is a story of innocence and mateship in the battlefields.
Written, directed and produced by George Cartledge.
Net ticket sales are being donated to Legacy.
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Schweppes Stakes Day @ Randwick - Saturday 18 April 2015
|Legacy will be handing out rosemary at Royal Randwick|
for the grand finale of Sydney's Autumn Racing.
This day sees the Group 1 Schweppes All Aged Stakes
and the two-year-olds step up to a mile in the Group 1
Moët & Chandon Champagne Stakes. This is a day for
everyone, so those wanting to kick up their heels can
enjoy a social day at the track.
Campbelltown Mayor's Charity Race Night - held Saturday, 18th April 2015
|In the spirit of the Anzac Centenary, the Campbelltown Mayor's Charity Race at TABCORP Park, Menangle was held on Saturday, 18th April benefitting Macarthur Legacy which supports around 670 Widows across the region as well as dependants with disabilities and students.|
Thank you to Mayor Paul Lake and the Macarthur public for their support.
Marrickville Remembers - held Sunday 19 April 2015
|Marrickville Council commemorated the ANZAC Centenary through Marrickville Remembers with a procession along Marrickville Rd which culminated in the unveiling of the new Winged Victory on the forecourt of the newly refurbished Marrickville Town Hall forecourt.|
Official proceedings were followed by the opening of the Marrickville Soldiers historical exhibition inside Marrickville Town Hall.
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Camp Gallipoli - held 24th, 25th April 2015
|Commemorate the Anzac Centenary at Camp Gallipoli, a gathering of families, schools and community groups in a special night of remembrance, entertainment, mateship and the birth of that special Aussie & Kiwi ANZAC spirit. Centennial Park will have space for camping using swags, just like the Diggers did. There will be entertainment, special guests, movies, documentaries, great food options and a very special Dawn Service on Anzac day.|
|For more information and to purchase your ticket click here.|
Weary Dunlop Shield - held ANZAC Day - Saturday 25 April 2015
|The mighty Waratahs played the Melbourne Rebels at ANZ Stadium Sydney on Anzac Day, competing for the Weary Dunlop Shield.|
Legacy children and others in the Legacy family were there to support and hand out rosemary sprigs.
There was an Army vs Navy match prior to the main game.
Tickets bought via the Legacy promo code LEGACY2015 will see a 25 per cent commission returned to Sydney Legacy.
|Sutherland Shire Council pulled out all stops for their Australia Day celebrations at Cronulla with Legacy and the War Widows Guild the benefitting charities.|
Entertainment included local bands, the Royal Australian Navy band, String Angels, The Chantoozies and The Whitlams in the evening and fireworks from 9pm.
|Click here for information on the event.|
2014 Legacy Remembrance Lunch - Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston
|Air Chief Marshal Houston spoke about leadership in the military and civilian arenas at the Legacy Remembrance Lunch on 7 November 2014.|
He said that leadership is the lifeblood of every organisation and that having outstanding leadership at all levels, from top to bottom, helps yield outstanding results.
Sydney Legacy thanks Air Chief Marshal Houston for giving generously of his time.
The MC for the event was Channel 9 newsreader Davina Smith whose husband serves with the RAAF.
|She "interviewed" Junior Legatee Craig Thomas about why Legacy is important to him. A highlight of Craig's day was sitting next to Air Chief Marshal Houston.|
Save the date for the next Legacy Remembrance Lunch - Friday 13th November, 2015.
|Isabella Monardo of Kincoppal Rose Bay took out the 2014 NSW finals of the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award.|
Isabella and runner up, Lauren Park, from Pymble Ladies College, represented NSW at the National finals in Townsville in November and was placed third.
|Click here for more information on Legacy Junior Public|
|Thank you to everyone who helped during Legacy Week.|
It is our major fundraising period and the generous donations will help us support Legacy families in the coming year.
|Click here to register for an invitation to next year's event.|
Thank you to our supporters!
2013 Legacy Remembrance Lunch - Lieutenant General David Morrison
|That redoubtable soldier Viscount Slim asserted that moral courage is a higher and more rare virtue than physical bravery.|
This sentiment was at the heart of Lieutenant General David Morrison’s You Tube address in which, as the Chief of Army, he forthrightly declared that every soldier under his command was to actively demonstrate the courage to stand up against unacceptable behaviour including harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying.
His unequivocal message resonated worldwide.
We were delighted to have him as our 2013 Legacy Remembrance Lunch speaker.http://youtu.be/QaqpoeVgr8U
Legacy 90th Anniversary Reunion, October 2013
|Hundreds of people with connections to Legacy gathered at Sydney's Victoria Barracks to celebrate Legacy's 90th anniversary.|
Many former Junior Legatees met long lost friends and chatted to today's Junior Legatees
and their families.
Former Vietnam troop entertainers Lorrae Desmond and Sylvia Ray reminisced about their visits and Lynne Fletcher sang many of the songs wwhich were popular with the soldiers.
The Australian Army Band, Sydney, played throughout the afternoon.
|Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AO CVO, the Governor of New South Wales and patron of Sydney Legacy was the guest of honour at the launch of Legacy Week, at The Cenotaph, in Martin Place.|
Music was provided by the Royal Australian Navy Band and the Australian Federation Guard formed the Catafalque Party.
|The Australian Army’s Forces Commander Major General Mick Slater AO, DSC, CSC was the guest speaker. As a former Junior Legatee, who was supported by Legacy, he understands the importance of Legacy's role.|
|The Chief of the Defence Force said the recent deaths of five soldiers in Afghanistan made this year's Legacy appeal "more special and human". General Hurley said Legacy's support of widows and their families was of great comfort to those serving overseas.|
|The guest speaker Dannielle Kitchen gave a moving account of her involvement with Legacy since her fiance Richard Atkinson was killed in Afghanistan early in 2011. "I thank Legacy for all you have done and all you continue to do, not just for me but for all those who receive your support," Ms Kitchen said. "You are not just an organisation, you are a family."|
|During the week volunteers were out in force, selling Legacy badges. The positive resonse from the public was appreciated. We thank our volunteers who helped us raise more than $1 million for Sydney Legacy - final amount to be counted as money comes in from across NSW.|