Vicki and Isabella are Greg, their dedicated husband and father, tragically passed away in 2013 after a battle with melanoma. Greg joined the Australian Army when he was 18 and left 4 years later.
After Greg’s passing, Vicki was devastated and overwhelmed by the thought of being a single mum on her own.
Legacy has provided a lot of assistance to make things a bit easier on the family – helping with Isabella’s school fees, books, and uniforms, as well as her out-of-school activities like swimming and netball. Vicki herself has also been provided with educational support, with Legacy helping her obtain a Certificate III in Education through the Legacy Westpac Education & Development Fund.
Vicki and Isabella are supported by their Legatee, Meredith, who lost her veteran husband and wanted to give back by becoming a volunteer with Legacy. She got involved in 2011 and has since gone on to become Legacy South Australia & Broken Hill’s first female President in 2018/2019.
Meredith knows the struggles these Legacy families may face and wants to make sure that they do not miss out on opportunities just because of their circumstances – even the smallest gesture of support can go a long way.
‘[Vicki] has told me that being able to lean on me when needed takes a great weight off her shoulders,’ says Meredith.
For Vicki it has meant a lot to have Legacy, and Meredith, in her corner.
‘Their support saves lives.’