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September 1, 1971: Helping legacy

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July 03, 2017

Among the first to volunteer to assist Legacy badge sellers Friday and Saturday, these two charming 16 year olds were practising today to carry the Legacy message on behalf of the families and widows of deceased ex-servicemen.

They are Jeanette Heily (left) and Julie Tremellen, both smiling cheerfully and hoping for smiles - and generous donations - in return.

Legacy, the unique Australian welfare organisation which cares for the widows and children of men who served their country is facing its biggest challenge.

This year in Victoria it will bring health and comfort to 20,000 widows and 9000 children, its biggest assignment in 48 years of operation.

The long range forecast, is that it will still be on the job at the turn of the century.

The State target is $165,000 but expenditure is likely to bee about $590,000.

Shepparton Legatees hope to raise $5000.

For the men of Legacy the work they do is a sacred responsibility and in the area served locally - from Katandra to Rushworth and from Tallarook to Bunbartha - this far reaching service has always inspired public acceptance and ready assistance.

Jeanette and Julie know that this year will prove no exception.

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