50 years with Legacy

Ded­i­cated lega­tee Al­wyn Har­rip rais­ing funds dur­ing Legacy Week

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JODIE DIXON

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.

Al­wyn Har­rip

We rely on Legacy Week to raise aware­ness and very needed funds.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

LEGACY WEEK: Rais­ing funds for char­ity is Al­wyn Har­rip, a vol­un­teer for more than 50 years.

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