Village backs Legacy initiatives

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Busselton Lifestyle Village residents have played a part in supporting the widows and families of ex-servicemen and women through a fundraiser for Legacy WA.

The voluntary organisation provides guidance, advice and assistance to the families of dead and incapacitated veterans.

Busselton Lifestyle Village social club president Frans Ponjee said the donation was raised through a paid breakfast following an Anzac Day service held in the village last month.

“Because the breakfast followed the Anzac Day service, Legacy was the most obvious charity for the money to go to,” he said.

“We’ve got people in the village who are a part of Legacy or are ex-serving men and women as well.

“We raised about $200 from the breakfast and are discussing ways to move ahead with Lifestyle Village helping Legacy.”

Legacy camp manager Steve Stoll said any donation was greatly received.

“The donation means we can continue to do what we do and look after widows and the families of ex-servicemen,” he said. “It’s great the local community is a part of that.”

Legacy assists about 90,000 widows and their families Australia-wide, with more than six recently widowed people supported and mentored a week.

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