Monday, July 7, 2014

50th Anniversary of the Australian Legacy Welfare Organisation 5.9.1973

This stamp was issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian Legacy Welfare Organisation on 5th September, 1973. 

Legacy is an independent organisation founded in 1923 by a small group of World War 1 veterans. They believed they had to accept a legacy of responsibility for the welfare of the wives and children of their comrades who were killed in war or died subsequently. Legacy also supports the dependants of today's Australia Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of service.

Each year ADCU is a Gold Sponsor for the annual Big Band Sound Concert fundraiser held in Canberra at the Royal Military College Duntroon.

This event aims to maintain and raise awareness of Legacy and helps to raise much needed funds so that they might continue their vital work.

Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. It currently cares for around 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia.  

Thank you Maria.

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