Legacy Badge Day Appeal: keep eye out for tin rattlers tomorrow

Legacy volunteers and uniformed Australian Defence Force members will hit the streets on April 12 to collect donations.
Legacy volunteers and uniformed Australian Defence Force members will hit the streets on April 12 to collect donations.

HUNDREDS of Legacy volunteers will be shaking donation tins tomorrow as part of the annual Legacy Badge Day appeal.

Uniformed Australian Defence Force members will join Legacy volunteers on the streets of the Perth CBD, Fremantle and at major train stations from Mandurah to Joondalup with Legacy badges, bears and other merchandise for sale to raise funds for the charity.

Money raised goes towards supporting the welfare of defence force families affected by serious illness, injury or death of a loved one devoted to serving the country.

Legacy WA executive officer Rob Ratkovcic said the organisation cared for more than 6000 widows and widowers and 80 children, students and disabled dependants.

“We are currently seeing new enrolments with Legacy averaging 10 every week, which reflects a sad number of injuries and deaths of heroes serving our country,” he said.

“Australia will always need service men and women and there are thousands of ADF personnel currently deployed overseas.

“So, sadly, the work of Legacy is by no means finished.”

Donations can also be made online at www.legacy.com.au/donate.