Hunt for Legacy helpers


Alan Rawlinson, Darrell Buckman and Christine Kingston will be out selling merchandise this Legacy Week.

Story appeared in: Torch | August 22nd, 2017



WITH many of his regular volunteers out of action due to influenza, Legatee Alan Rawlinson is appealing for help.
Mr Rawlinson has been one of the driving forces behind the Bankstown branch of Legacy for 20 years, coordinating support to Bankstown's 724 war widows and their families.
Legacy Week, held during the first week of September, is a time when Legacy sells its iconic badges and other merchandise to raise funds for the vital work it does for families of veterans.
The official "badge day" will be held on Friday, September 1, with volunteers out selling merchandise at Bankstown's railways stations, clubs and pubs, and shopping centres.
This year though, Mr Rawlinson has just two people registered to collect and sell badges.
"Last year we raised $45,000 in Bankstown and if we don't get more volunteers, it is going to be difficult to match or better that amount," he said.
"Although we have support from local schools, we need adults to supervise them.
"Many of our volunteers are unable to assist this year because of sickness and we are appealing for help."
Bankstown Legacy also assists local widows with pensions or benefits, and provides assistance in seeking medical treatment and access to transport. The organisation also provides emotional and practical support, as well as finance for children's education.
Volunteers wishing to sell merchandise during Legacy Week, can call Mr Rawlinson on 0410 425 325.
Residents have a chance to show their support for the charity by buying a badge during Legacy Week from Sunday, August 27, to Saturday, September 2.



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