More given to those who give so much

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page -

LE­GACY WA man­aged to raise slightly more money this An­zac Day than pre­vi­ous years; de­spite hav­ing fewer ser­vice per­son­nel col­lect­ing on the day.

Ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Rob Ratkov­cic said while count­ing was con­tin­u­ing, roughly $73,000 has been raised for the war vet­er­ans and wid­ows’ char­ity dur­ing the Gal­lipoli Cen­te­nary.

Mr Ratkov­cic said Clare­mont was the best lo­ca­tion out­side of Perth’s CBD for col­lec- tors on the day.

“Per­haps it’s the vol­ume of foot traf­fic, the gen­eros­ity of peo­ple, the num­ber of vet­er­ans who live in the area, and we’ve got two bar­racks nearby, but the com­mu­nity spirit is al­ways re­ally giv­ing,” he said.

Mr Ratkov­cic said the char­ity had fewer ser­vice per­son­nel col­lect­ing be­cause of other obligations on An­zac Day.

The money will be used for the ed­u­ca­tion of vet­er­ans’ chil­dren and to as­sist war wid­ows.

Le­gacy’s Fam­ily Connect

d437903 ser­vice pro­vides help to peo­ple such as fam­i­lies cop­ing with post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der, a mother get­ting her child more nap­pies, or a widow who needs a ca­sual job.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion’s an­nual fundrais­ing drive takes place be­tween Au­gust 31 and Septem­ber 4.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group sup­ported Le­gacy by do­nat­ing part pro­ceeds from a com­mem­o­ra­tive wrap pub­lished around its news­pa­pers in the days be­fore An­zac Day.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Le­gacy of­fice manager Va­lerie Cooper with events and fundrais­ing co-or­di­na­tor So­phie McDow­ell col­lect­ing in Clare­mont.

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