Legacy is a voluntary organisation that has supported generations of Australian families after the death of a spouse or parent during or after their defence force service.
Legacy currently cares for 120,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependants throughout Australia.
“In November last year, we were able to raise $850 for Legacy during a special charity screening of the documentary Beyond Kokoda at Bankstown Town Hall.
“This year I am hoping to better that effort with the support of local organisations and businesses,” Mr Clare said.
“I found Legacy when I retired and have now been involved for more than 20 years. This is terrific news, we need all the money we can get to help war widows and their families,” Mr Payten said.
Mr Clare said that he was very pleased to be able to support Legacy as part of the Kokoda Mateship Trek.
“Choosing Legacy as the charity to support in our first Kokoda Mateship Trek was easy. Legacy are still caring for the family members of diggers lost at Kokoda. In the same way, Legacy are now looking after the families of service people lost in active operations in Afghanistan today,” Mr Clare said.
“This is a small way of supporting the great work that Legacy continues to do for our community,” Mr Clare said.
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