Annabelle’s husband Josh served our country in the Australian Defence Force, returning from Afghanistan in April 2008. In June 2008, Josh was diagnosed with brain cancer. He fought the aggressive cancer for more than eight years and the couple shared many experiences and made memories which would last a lifetime.

Memories were not the only thing that Annabelle would be left with, as in 2017, the devoted couple found out they were going to have a baby girl. They were elated to start a family. Tragically, Josh lost his battle with brain cancer in November 2017, just months before little Primrose was born.

Thankfully, after her husband died, Annabelle was not alone. As soon as Legacy learned of her circumstances, a support team was mobilised, immediately offering counselling and financial support and helping her through the emotional trauma of losing Josh and the challenges of being a single mother.

Annabelle says she simply couldn’t have coped “…without the love and support of my friends, family and, of course, her Legacy family.”


Thanks to the generosity of donors, Legacy was able to support Annabelle with an education grant to train for a new job and assist with childcare payment for baby Primrose.

Whether it’s by providing emergency financial assistance, advocacy with pensions and other entitlements, education grants for veterans’ children or helping families deal with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Legacy will ensure that those who are truly in need have the tools to rebuild their lives after shocking loss.

It is only thanks to the generosity of donors that Legacy is able to continue to assist veterans’ families in need.