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Community supports Legacy Week in the face of coronavirus

Posted on | By Matt Palmer
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Volunteers, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and supporters came together to back Legacy Week in uncertain times.

In South East Queensland, Legacy Week brought smiles, donations and well-wishes, because of wonderful volunteers from the ADF. Soldiers from 7th Brigade, 11th Brigade and 1st Signal Regiment hit the streets of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast to volunteer their time for Legacy.

The community responded brilliantly and showed their support throughout Queensland. Volunteers and stands were collecting donations from Emerald, to Maryborough, through to Maroochydore. Legacy Bears were a fan favourite but traditional Legacy Badges were also a highly sought item.

Legacy Week changes during COVID-19

The public were able to donate using credit and debit cards for the first time, allowing cashless payments in addition to the iconic Legacy buckets. Face masks, hand sanitiser and social distancing were all introduced to keep Legacy volunteers, supporters and the public safe.

In-person fundraising for Legacy Week went ahead after careful consideration. In late August and early September, Queensland was experiencing low levels of COVID-19 community transmission. While many community fundraising locations made the choice to go ahead others declined. They determined the risk was too great, particularly with so many volunteers in the ‘at-risk’ category for COVID-19 complications. A decision fully supported by Legacy.

Legacy thanks everyone who donated their time, effort and funds to support Legacy families!

You can always support Legacy by donating safely and securely online or you can purchase Legacy Bears and Badges at the Legacy Shop.

Matt Palmer
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Matt Palmer