We have received the following email from BRIG Perry regarding supporting Legacy in 2020 given the current restrictions.
Good afternoon all
As many of you may know, I am a Legatee, having been dragooned into service with Mornington Peninsula Legacy some 22 years ago, where I have been Treasurer, President and Secretary.
It seemed to me to be an appropriate extension of my service to community after 33 years with the Army Reserve.
When I commenced we had 3400 Widows and dependents and now we are down to just on 1000. Whilst this may appear that we are on the “home stretch” nothing is further from reality. We have a steady inflow from SVN and the number of disabled dependents remains quite high. In addition the demographic has also changed and our volunteer workforce has also altered significantly.
Legacy is somewhat unique in that we only conduct one formal fund raising event per year, in the first week of September, where our traditional mode of attack has been the sale of badges in the street and particularly in shopping malls and other places where there is a good traffic of shoppers.
The lockdown of Covid-19 has swept away our area of operations and we need to replenish our working fund by Click & Collect.
The aim for the Mornington Peninsula is $50,000 and that works out to about $1000 per Legatee
The bank details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org (I’d rather not make the details publicly available).
If you require a receipt and/or a badge to display on your already decorated chest please email the secretary who will put you in contact with BRIG Perry.
If you still have job or you are a self-funded retiree, try starting @$20 otherwise $10
P.S. I realise that some of you are already involved with Legacy and may be able to contribute elsewhere, however I would prefer you gave to my lot.
Keep safe and be generous
Please support this initiative.