Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

2 September 2014

Guy Barnett, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier

Legacy Week

Today Legacy Tasmania launched Legacy Week, an annual national appeal to raise awareness and funds for the families of our incapacitated and deceased veterans.

Founded in Hobart in 1923, Legacy is a national charity supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.

Today Legacy serves over 90 000 widows and 1 900 children and dependants with a disability, including approximately 1 400 in Tasmania.

Nationally, Legacy's 5 900 volunteers across the nation continue to mentor and support widows and their families, ensuring the promise on which Legacy was founded over 90 years ago is kept today. I commend them for their fine service.

I encourage all Tasmanians to support Legacy's work this week.

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