I urge all Tasmanians to dig deep and support the great work done by Legacy during this year’s Legacy Week.
Legacy Week runs from September 2-5 and was first held in 1942 as the annual national appeal for Legacy.
Legacy provides services to Australian families suffering after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.
The services offered by Legacy include counselling, special housing, medical, advocacy and social support to families and also helps with education fees and resources.
I moved a Notice of Motion in the State Parliament last week recognising Legacy Week and extending the support and appreciation from the Hodgman Liberal Government to the many staff and volunteers for their tireless efforts in supporting these families.
Legacy is particularly close to the hearts of many Tasmanians because it grew out of the Remembrance Club which was formed in Hobart in 1923 by one of the nation’s foremost World War 1 heroes, Tasmanian Major-General Sir John Gellibrand.
I urge Tasmanians to donate to Legacy this week so that they can continue their vital work in the community.
Guy Barnett, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier