More given to those who give so much
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
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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.
Legacy office manager Valerie Cooper with events and fundraising co-ordinator Sophie McDowell collecting in Claremont.