New chairman for Legacy as good work continues
Thursday, 26th August, 2010
A new chairman has been appointed to the local Legacy branch as the organisation prepares for its annual badge day tomorrow.
Les Creswick will take over from Des Kennedy, who served one term as chairman.
Mr Kennedy said that the job wasn't easy but in his term in office Legacy had spend more than $165,000 on 59 widows' homes, which included fitting handrails and steps.
"We try to keep them in their own home," he said.
Legacy manages three units in Tramway Terrace and six in the Shorty O'Neil Village, and serves more than 250 widows in the city.
Mr Creswick said his challenge was to meet the needs of an increasingly older population.
"We need to meet all the challenges they present to us," he said.
Mr Creswick said he would like to organise a system whereby the widows were being checked on daily.
Tomorrow is Legacy Badge Day and collectors will be in the city asking for donations.
Mr Creswick said they would be in Argent Street, at the Plaza and various businesses.
"It's not a government-funded organisation. All money raised is by donation," Mr Kennedy said.
He said the badge day was particularly important as the money goes towards helping local widows.