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Battle of the Bases

The Battle of the Bases is a competition between Australian Army, Navy and Air Force Bases to raise funds for Legacy this Legacy Week.

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Australian Defence Force supporting Legacy

The Battle of the Bases is a competition between Australian Army, Navy and Air Force bases to raise funds for Legacy.

Any base of any size in Australia can enter the competition to not only win prizes (and bragging rights!) but provide much-needed support to support Legacy families in their community.

This competition is open to Australian Defence Force personnel across Australia.

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GoFundraise Platform: Opening 23rd August

Bases can create teams and individual pages on GoFundraise and see in real-time how much their base has donated. This platform enables individual ADF members to register as a team member to their base, choose how they want to fundraise, share the details with their friends and personal networks and watch to see which base raises the most money.

Stay tuned!

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Getting started

It’s so simple to help!

All you need to do is set yourself a challenge or hold an event during Legacy Week, and ask your mates, friends and family to get behind you by making a donation.

One idea could be to ask your friends and family to donate $1 for every lunge or burpee you can complete in a minute. Make it a challenge and get those on your base to compete against you – or, if you’re really up for a bit of competition, see how many burpees an entire base could do in a minute.

Can your base do more than any other?  Healthy competition between bases is definitely encouraged – which base will raise the most funds?!

 

Competing for Prizes

This year, there will be prizes for the highest fundraising Base.

First, Second and Third Prize winners will be determined on a per capita basis – so any Base in Australia has the chance to win!

There will also be a prize for the highest amount raised by any Base.

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1st Prize

The winner of Battle of the Bases will receive the highly coveted ‘Pozieres Promise’ Shield (being the first-ever Base to feature) and a framed Legacy flag to showcase in their Base.

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2nd Prize

2nd Prize is a Legacy commemorative coin and a framed letter of appreciation to display in their Base.

 

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3rd Prize

3rd Prize is a framed letter of appreciation to display in their Base.

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Overall Highest Fundraiser

The Highest Fundraiser overall will receive the Golden Base Cup!

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Little Badge, Big Impact.

Buy a Badge and help us support the families of our veterans this Legacy Week 29th August – 4th September 2021.

The Legacy Week appeal has been running since the 1940’s and is a time for all Australians to show their support for the widows and children whose loved ones have served our country.

The Legacy Badge is a special emblem of support for our veterans’ families, symbolising our nation’s greatest values of mateship, compassion and fairness.

Legacy Badges may be little but the funds they raise make a big impact in the lives of our veterans’ families.

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Your impact

Read about the impact fundraisers like Battle of the Bases can have on Legacy families across Australia.

Supporting our veterans’ families

In 1923 Legacy made a promise to help veterans’ families carry on with their lives after the loss or injury of their loved one. It was a simple promise that Legacy keeps today; providing the same stability, guidance and assistance that a partner would normally provide to his or her family.

Today, Legacy supports 43,000 partners and children of veterans who gave their lives or health serving our country.

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