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The Commemoration of a Century

Legacy grew from the ashes of World War One. In the trenches of the Western Front during World War I, a soldier said to his dying mate “I’ll look after the missus and kids”. This became known as The Promise – and it is still kept today.

At present, Legacy supports over 40,000 partners and children of our veterans. Financial, emotional, social, and developmental support is provided for the families in our care. Together with our staff, volunteers and supporters, we are committed to empowering our veterans’ families, to grow and thrive, despite their adversity and loss.

This year in 2023, Legacy commemorates 100 years of service to the families of Australian Defence Force members who have given their life or health in service to Australia, as well as the efforts of countless volunteers who have supported them throughout grief and hardship. We are proudly marking this milestone with The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023, presented by Defence Health.

The Drive to Do More

1500 Torch Bearers will have the official honour of participating in a 50,000km Torch Relay across the globe. Their personal connection with Legacy or the defence community not only sparks their involvement, but further drives their motivation to do more for the cause; to share their story, build awareness, get others involved, and inspire their supporters and community to also be a part of Legacy’s future.

This desire to do more spurred the movement: Legs for Legacy, a dedicated fundraising campaign running alongside the Legacy Centenary Torch Relay in 2023.

The Greater Goal

The goal of Legs for Legacy is to raise $1 million dollars. This figure directly attributes toward the Legacy Centenary Torch Relay’s overall $10 million dollar target. Funds raised throughout the campaign will enable Legacy to continue its mission in striving to ensure that partners and children of veterans who gave their lives or health can fully realise their potential.

Every dollar raised throughout this campaign will help Legacy to continue to support and empower veterans’ families to build their best future for the next 100 years.

How to become a Sponsor

Making a donation is easy. Simply search for your chosen Torch Bearer. Click on their profile. Select your donation amount. And help them reach their goals!

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