Gold Coasters are being encouraged to show their support for local war widows and their children by purchasing a ticket, or table, for this year’s Gold Coast Legacy charity luncheon.
Gold Coast Legacy is an amazing volunteer organisation that provides services and support to families of veterans who have died, experienced serious illness or been injured.
They operate from a modest office at Labrador and are a completely self-supporting charitable organisation, with virtually no funding from any government department.
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At the moment, Gold Coast Legacy currently cares for around 1,168 widows and 23 children on the Gold Coast – including 16-year-old Hannah and her sister, who they have funded through school at Coomera Anglican College since they started.
“Their ethos is that they want the kids of Veterans to have every opportunity that the remaining parent wants them to have,” Legacy Volunteer Tina Ross said.
“This follows through to university if they choose to go.”
Since 2016, the St Hilda’s Foundation Legacy Luncheon has raised over $200,000 for Legacy.
This year, the charity is holding their annual luncheon at the Sheraton Grand Mirage on Friday, August 24 and are encouraging local businesses and community members to sign up and enjoy a delicious lunch for a good cause.
By simply purchasing a ticket to the event, you will be helping a struggling war widow with rent and a child with their school books and uniform.
Australian journalist, radio and television presenter and author Peter FitzSimons has been announced as the special guest for this year’s charity luncheon.
For more information and to help raise further funds for this worthy cause, click here.