Legacy Week begins Sunday and is slightly different this year

SUPPORT: Forbes Services Memorial Club's Rayleen Paradowski and Lachlan Legacy's Maurie Westwood are ready for Legacy Week.
SUPPORT: Forbes Services Memorial Club's Rayleen Paradowski and Lachlan Legacy's Maurie Westwood are ready for Legacy Week.

This Sunday marks the start of Legacy Week, and this year, it'll be slightly different.

Unlike previous years, local volunteers are not going to be out and about taking donations and selling badges due to Covid-related restrictions.

However you can still support the cause by purchasing Legacy merchandise such as pens, badges and bears which will be available at some businesses.

You can also make a donation online at www.legacy.com.au. To ensure online donations remain in the area, quote Lachlan Legacy in the reference.

This year focuses on 'Little Badge, big impact' - the idea that even the smallest of donations will have a real and heartwarming impact on veterans' families.

Legacy stands at the ready for every Australian defence family, helping them rebuild their lives, as it has done since 1923 when a small group of World War I veterans first accepted a legacy of responsibility for the widows and children of their fallen mates.

Lachlan Legacy began in 1946 and incorporates the towns of Forbes, Canowindra, Condobolin, Cowra, Grenfell, Lake Cargelligo, Parkes, Peak Hill, Trundle, Tullamore and West Wyalong.

Lachlan Legacy currently looks after 45 families providing services such as home visits, social outings and welfare.

Nationally Legacy cares for 52,000 veterans' families including widows in their senior years, younger widows with children and veterans' dependents with a disability.

Legacy Week will run from Sunday, August 30 to Saturday, September 5.