VOLUNTEERS are urgently needed to help with street collections during Legacy Week from September 1 to 8.
By shaking a tin at local shopping centres or Bunnings stores, volunteers will raise funds for Legacy WA to continue supporting thousands of WA families.
Chief executive Vivian Blycha said Legacy Week was a critically important fundraiser for the organisation, and it would not be possible without the help of volunteers like Daryl.
“Daryl has been volunteering with us for five years now – he always has a smile on his face and is full of great ideas,” she said.
“Daryl is more than happy to dress as the Legacy bear, help at shopping centre stalls or get out and about to collect donations from the public.”
Daryl, who first volunteered with a friend in 2015, was proud to be a part of the organisation and looked forward to helping every year.
“Being an ex-serviceman myself, I understand how difficult it must be for the families losing a loved one,” he said.
“Knowing that Legacy is there supporting the families in so many ways whether it’s putting the kids through school or assisting our elderly is a great cause.
“The best part of being a Legacy volunteer is chatting with many different people, listening to stories and experiences of how Legacy has helped over the years.”
Legacy WA accepts responsibility for the families of fallen mates, helping them to rebuild their lives and provides support to those left behind.
Ms Blycha said Legacy Week was an opportunity for members of the public to give a little of their time to support the widows and widowers and children through difficult times.