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Legacy’s hard work deserves Greater support

When people give their lives or their health for our country, the very least we can do is to make sure their families are supported, which makes the work of organisations like Legacy extremely important.

Greater Bank is delighted to announce that Dubbo Legacy has won the November round of the #GreaterCentralWest community funding program and has received $2000, while runners-up, Quota Bathurst Inc and Cancer Council NSW (Western Division), both received $500.

Dubbo Legacy chairperson, Annette Priest, said veterans’ families deserve better.

“We work every day with families experiencing grief, loss and hardship, with the partners and children of those fallen or injured in service to their country facing social and financial distress,” Annette said.

“It’s not right that the families of service men and women should face such challenges alone, so we have a moral obligation to help them where we can.

“We service war widows with the majority aged over 85 - our oldest is 102. Our organisation supports veterans’ families in Dubbo by providing household maintenance, personal welfare and socialisation for over 100 widows. We also welcome our widows and their carers to two functions each year to celebrate Mothers’ Day and Christmas – although COVID means we cannot host our Christmas event again this year.

“The last 18 months or more have been a very challenging time for many people, and our fundraising activities have taken a hit, so the money from the #GreaterCentralWest community funding program is very welcome indeed.”

Annette Priest, Dubbo Legacy chairperson

Greater Bank’s Central West Regional Sales Manager, Will Boyd, said Legacy provides vital support to people who have made incredible sacrifices.

“We owe the widows and families of fallen and injured service men and women a massive debt of gratitude,” Will said.

“Greater Bank is pleased to be able to make a small contribution to the work Legacy does in ensuring these families are not forgotten.”

The December round of the #GreaterCentralWest community funding program is now open with Pink Angels (Dubbo), Panorama Platypi Womens Rugby League (Bathurst) and Orange City Womens Bowiing Club vying for a share of $3,000 in monthly funding.

The public can vote online at Voting for the December funding round closes at 5:00pm, Wednesday, 22 December 2021.

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