Legacy campers have summer fun

Busselton Dunsborough Times

The Legacy Camp in Busselton has been treating 70 children of deceased veterans and policemen to some well-deserved fun at the organisation’s annual summer camp.

Picture by Becky Felstead: Kieren Lally, 12, Amber Glasgow, 11, Nikki Lee-Butler, 14, and Private Trent Lambert enjoy the Legacy summer camp held at Locke Estate.

The joint venture between Legacy Australia and WA Police Legacy organises for children between the ages of six and 18-years-old to visit the camp each year, where they take part in a range of recreational activities including swimming, boating and obstacle courses.

Legacy WA honourary secretary Ray Ward said the camp, which has been running for more than 50 years, provides fun activities for the children as well as fostering long-term friendships.

“We run a number of activities which are challenging and physical. It also gives them an opportunity to meet up with other kids in the same situation as themselves, and helps them realise they’re not alone,” he said.

The camp is supported by the Australian Defence Force.

Private Trent Lambert, who grew up in Manjimup and was wounded in Afghanistan while serving in Mentoring Task Force 3, was one of the members in attendance this week.

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