24.9°C 03:00 pm

Helping hand for Legacy

Thursday, 5th September, 2019

Legatee Ray Bitmead (middle) with Legacy Widows (from left) President Beryl Broomhall, Barbara Stewart, Dot Bird, Margery Warren, Bertha White and Margaret Grimm getting ready to sell items for Legacy tomorrow. PICTURE: Michael Murphy Legatee Ray Bitmead (middle) with Legacy Widows (from left) President Beryl Broomhall, Barbara Stewart, Dot Bird, Margery Warren, Bertha White and Margaret Grimm getting ready to sell items for Legacy tomorrow. PICTURE: Michael Murphy

By Michael Murphy

If you’re out and about tomorrow, be sure to pick up something to support Legacy.

The Broken Hill Legacy Widows will be out on Friday at the usual locations around the Silver City selling items to raise funds for Legacy, although they could use a helping hand.

A part of Legacy Week, it’s an annual national appeal to raise awareness and funds for the families of incapacitated and deceased veterans.

It helps about 60,000 beneficiaries, with 96% of them being elderly widows throughout Australia.

The money raised in Broken Hill will stay here.

Legacy helps with essential services such as counselling, special housing, medical, advocacy and social support.

Public support will also help Legacy nurture children’s education, by contributing towards their school fees, books, uniforms, and recreational activities to aid their self development and confidence.

Legatee Ray Bitmead said the Broken Hill Legacy Widows needed more support to continue their good work in the community.

“They’re numbers have dropped and they are struggling,” Ray said yesterday.

“Helen Buddle from the Quota Club has been great, and they are helping out, but we really need more to help support the ladies,” he said.

“If anyone is out there that can lend a hand, they would be more than welcome.

“We want to keep this going as long as we can.”

For more information give Legacy Widows President Beryl Broomhall a call on 8087 4843.

© Copyright 2019 Barrier Daily Truth, All Rights Reserved. ABN: 38 684 603 658