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Help us celebrate our Centenary in 2023.

Join us on our journey to remember the last 100 years, and hear our plans for the next 100.

 

100 years of Keeping the Promise.

In the trenches of the Western Front during World War I, a soldier said to his dying mate “I’ll look after the missus and kids”. This became known as The Promise.

Realising the dire circumstances of the tens of thousands of veterans, widows and children left behind, those who returned set out to help them. In 1923, Major General Sir John Gellibrand formed the Remembrance Club in Hobart. Another returning soldier, Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige, was inspired to establish a similar club in Melbourne which was named Legacy.

In responding to the needs of families of veterans for almost 100 years, Legacy, in conjunction with the network of Legacy Clubs throughout regional and metropolitan Australia, stands proudly as the only veteran service organisation in Australia dedicated solely to the care and support of our veterans’ families.

 

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The Legacy Torch Relay

It is our great honour and privilege to announce that the commemorative event for The Legacy Centenary 2023 is:
THE LEGACY CENTENARY TORCH RELAY 2023, presented by Defence Health.

Defence Health is joining us on our journey in celebrating and commemorating our centenary year. To find out more, download the Official “Legacy 100th Torch Relay” App from the App Store and Google Play.

News and Events across Australia

Keep posted here to find out what is happening in your area, and how your local Legacy Club is marking their Centenary.

To find your local Club and contact them directly, visit legacy.com.au/clubs.

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Download the Legacy Relay App

Download our official Legacy 100 Years Torch Relay mobile app to be part of the journey. Through this exclusive app you will be able to express your interest to become a torchbearer, make a donation, pre-order a collectible torch and find out more information about The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023 presented by Defence Health!

Download today by searching “Legacy 100th Torch Relay” on the App Store or Google Play.

Partners and Supporters

We are most grateful to our Presenting Partner and major supporters without whose contributions, both financially and in-kind, the Legacy Centenary would not be able to go ahead.

 

Presenting Partner

Defence Health

Legacy Leading Lights

These corporates have committed support to get our Centenary project off the ground.

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BOEING CAPITAL INVESTMENT GROUP

CARLTON UNITED BREWERIES CENTRAL REAL CAPITAL

CHRISTINE SIMPSON-STOKES AM & KERRY STOKES AC DEFENCE HOUSING

DR ANDREW FORREST AO ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AUSTRALIA

GARRY BROWNE AM HARVEY NORMANJUDITH NEILSON AM

LOCKHEED MARTIN NORTHROP GRUMMAN TERRY SNOW AM

THE PRATT FOUNDATION WALKER CORPORATION WHEELTON PHILANTHROPY

Event Partner

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Event Sponsorship

Fundraise for Legacy

From BBQs to morning teas, there are so many ways to support the families of our fallen and injured veterans. Legacy relies heavily on community support, and a large portion of this is from fundraising events and activities involving dedicated people like you.

Or, fundraising in memory or celebration of a loved one can make a lasting and meaningful impact in their name. What we will gain from your fundraising efforts is invaluable, and for that, we cannot thank you enough for your support.

Start fundraising!

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Become a Volunteer

There are so many ways to get involved and help Legacy keep the promise to the families of those who served our country.

Many of our programs and services depend on volunteers, to enable us to continue to make a difference to the lives of these families.

Find out more

Get involved

You can get involved with Legacy in a number of ways – by donating, fundraising, or volunteering in one of our 44 Clubs across Australia or 1 in London.

Donate

Your gift provides essential social and financial services

 

Fundraise

Give back to the families of those who have given so much.

 

Join

Our work would not be possible without our members.

 

About Legacy

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Supporting the families of our veterans

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.

Support our veterans’ families

With your help, we can continue to support families who come to us in their darkest moment and give hope to provide them with a new life.