Buy badge to help Legacy look after veteran family

KICKING off Legacy Week, held during the first week of September, Legatee Alan Rawlinson is asking the community to dig deep for the vital work that the organisation does to support battlers.

Mr Rawlinson has been one of the driving forces behind the Bankstown branch of Legacy for over 20 years, coordinating support to Bankstown’s 724 war widows and their families.
The official “badge day” will be held this Friday, September 6, with volunteers out in force selling wrist bands, pens, badges, bears and other merchandise at Bankstown’s railways stations, clubs and pubs, and shopping centres.
“Last year we raised $30,000 in Bankstown and we always aim to get a bit higher each year so it would be great to get the community behind us again by simply buying a badge,” Mr Rawlinson said.
Bankstown Legacy also assists local widows with pensions or benefits, and provides assistance in seeking medical treatment and access to transport plus offers emotional and practical support, as well as finance for children’s education.