Luke Gavin was tragically killed half way through a deployment in Afghanistan when an Afghan soldier opened fire, killing Luke and two other soldiers, and wounding several others. Luke leaves behind his beautiful family; wife, Jacky, and children, Joshua, Holly and Olivia.Read story
Sydney Legacy was formed in 1926 and has for more than 90 years ‘kept the promise’ to care for our veteran’s families.
Sydney Legacy consists of 15 metropolitan divisions covering the whole of Sydney and regional divisions – in Bathurst, Berrima, Blue Mountains, Griffith, Leeton, Lithgow, Mid North Coast, Moree and Mudgee North West.
Services we provide
Holidays and camps
Legacy holds annual recreational camps and holidays as a fundamental way of creating friendships and bonds.
Legacy understands families and individuals can have difficulty covering bills and expenses following the death of a family member and Legacy may be able to offer financial assistance where needed.
School-age education support
Legacy assists with education costs, school uniforms, laptops and much more. Legacy can help support after-school activities such as music, art, karate, or sports.
Legacy can assist families with filling out paperwork and making claims through Department of Veterans’ Affairs; as well as advocate to government on their behalf.
Sydney Legacy cares for over 6,000 widows in our area.
420 children and dependants
Sydney Legacy cares for 131 children and 295 persons with a disability.
Our community is supported by over 400 dedicated Legatees.
Become part of a proud tradition
Being a Legatee is the most rewarding endeavour of my life. It makes me proud of my country when I see the enthusiasm and compassion volunteers bring to their roles as Legatees. I also see just how much enjoyment and fulfilment they get out of it.
Our partners & supporters
We are grateful for the Australian individuals and organisations who work
with us to help provide our essential services.