50 years with Legacy
Dedicated legatee Alwyn Harrip raising funds during Legacy Week
LEGACY was formed in 1923, in the aftermath of the First World War.
Legacy supports widows and widowers of the ex-servicemen and women who died serving Australia.
Legacy relies on the donations from the community.
The Federal Government doesn’t provide funds to the organisation of Legacy.
Every year Legacy Week is celebrated in the first week of September.
Alwyn Harrip is a legatee and has been a volunteer with Legacy for 50 years. The quietly spoken man spoke about his passion for the organisation.
He served in the Second World War and has received three Queen’s medals and he is most proud of his OAM.
The humble man didn’t want to make a fuss or for the article to be about him and his awards but wants the community of Childers to get out and support Legacy.
“We don’t get the government funding or support like other organisations, we rely on Legacy Week to raise awareness and very needed funds,” he said.
Legacy embodies the basic tenet of the Anzac spirit; it’s an honourable organisation and uniquely Australian.
Members value its understanding, commitment and empathy to others.
“We are always looking for new younger members to join and funds to support others,” he said.
Legacy is about “looking after a mate”.
For more contact the secretary on 4152 5958.
We rely on Legacy Week to raise awareness and very needed funds.
LEGACY WEEK: Raising funds for charity is Alwyn Harrip, a volunteer for more than 50 years.