THE LEGACY CENTENARY TORCH RELAY 2023 PRESENTED BY DEFENCE HEALTH
The Legacy of Legacy
Legacy is one of Australia’s oldest and most trusted charities, which provides personalised support and services to the families of veterans of the Australian Defence Force who have given their lives or health for their country.
For 100 years, Legacy has been standing proudly as the only veteran service organisation in Australia dedicated solely to the care and support of our veterans’ families. Over 40 Legacy Clubs across Australia work to ensure our families receive the support they deserve.
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.
The range of services provided by Legacy is diverse with the individual needs of the families of veterans being met through:
- case management,
- referral pathways,
- financial assistance,
- advocacy, and,
- personalised care.
ABOUT THE LEGACY CENTENARY TORCH RELAY 2023
PRESENTED BY DEFENCE HEALTH
In 1923, Legacy made a promise to help veterans’ families carry on with their lives after the loss or injury of their loved one. It was a simple promise that Legacy keeps today; providing the same stability, guidance and assistance that a partner would normally provide to his or her family.
As of 2023, Legacy will be celebrating their centenary with The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023 presented by Defence Health marking 100 years of service to those who have sacrificed.
Beginning in Pozieres, France in the lead up to ANZAC Day in 2023, the Centenary Torch will travel around the world, stopping at all 45 Legacy Clubs worldwide.