Australia Helps

Legacy Week was in Australia a couple of weeks ago. Legacy is an Australian organisation, established in 1923 by ex-servicemen. The organisation’s aim is caring for the dependents of deceased Australian servicemen and women. As well as financial help, Legacy provides companionship and assistance with the education of children. They also give assistance in dealing with the Army, Navy or Air Force, or the government, at no charge. They assist over 90,000 widows and 1,900 children and dependants with a disability.

During this past week of extra fund raising, local school students walk around the shopping centres and malls selling different priced badges to shoppers to raise the extra money.

I can remember as a child my mother giving us 20cents to buy a Legacy badge, which in those days was white with a red flame. I also remember having a few hours off school when I was older selling the badges.

This year the badges are all red and still at an affordable price.


Established   開設するDeceased 死去した

ex-servicemen かつて軍隊にぞくしていた

companionship 仲間付き合い

dealing with  交際関係

widow 未亡人

widower 妻を亡くした男性

fund raising 募金

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