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Legacy Brisbane announces new major sponsorship

Posted on | By Sridevi Korukonda
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Legacy has a new corporate partner in Queensland, backing its enduring pledge to support the families of deceased or disabled war veterans.

The iconic charity, which began in Brisbane in 1928, has announced a three-year partnership with NIOA, the biggest Australian-owned supplier of weapons, munitions and technical support to the Australian Defence Force.

The six-figure sponsorship includes branding at Legacy’s major fundraising events such as the annual gala dinner in Brisbane, the Canungra Combat Challenge (C3) and Run Army.

Legacy Brisbane helps thousands of families across southeast, central and western Queensland, providing financial and emotional support as well as developmental opportunities for children.

Last year the charity was forced to sell its South Brisbane headquarters as the COVID-19 pandemic left a $1.4 million hole in the bottom line because volunteers could not collect donations.

Legacy Brisbane CEO Brendan Cox said the partnership with NIOA – a company which has strong connections to the military – was a fillip for Legacy.

“It’s wonderful to have the support of a Queensland-owned family business such as NIOA,’’ he said. “We needed a helping hand after a tough couple of years due to the financial impact of the coronavirus.

“This partnership will help Legacy continue to provide a range of health and social benefits, underpinning our promise to look after the dependants of our fallen or incapacitated veterans.’’

NIOA CEO Robert Nioa said NIOA was honoured to partner with Legacy in its mission of giving back to the loved ones of Diggers who had given so much in service of their country.

Founded in 1973, NIOA has grown from modest beginnings in regional Queensland to become the biggest Australian-owned supplier of weapons, munitions and technical support to the Australian Defence Force.

“The mission of Legacy resonates with all Australians, particularly for those who are involved in defence industry and supporting our servicemen and women,’’ Mr Nioa said.

“The Australian Defence Force is a part of NIOA’s DNA, whether that is equipping our Diggers with the best equipment to do their jobs safely and effectively or employing veterans across our company.

Sridevi Korukonda
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