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A uniquely Australian volu nta ry organ isation dedicated to caring for the fam ilies of
deceased ve te rans and me mbers of today’s Australia n Defence Force s who lose their
live s as a re sult of their service.
A DonAtion, gift or bequest in your will e nsures that the re will be
ongoing funds to provide ca re and support service s to over 10,500 widows and other
dependants living in South Australia and Broken Hill.
Legacy’s income is not Government based and we rely on the generosity of the comm unity
to fund ou r se rvices of caring and support.
For more inform ation an d / or to m ake a donation ple ase contact :
Legacy Club of Adelaide Inc
102 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone : (08) 8231 9812
Email: gene ral. manage r@legacyad elaide.org.au
www.leg acy.co m. au
For advice on initiating clauses in your will to benefit this needy work, please contact your
lawyer; or call us on (08) 8267 4128 for the services of a reputable legal adviser.
ABN 29 008 155 780
226 Melbourne Street, (PO Box 1138),
North Adelaide, South Australia 5006
Phone: (08) 8267 4128
Lochie is still a hero
It has been three years since
Lachlan Nally showed great bravery
in saving his father’s life in South
Lachlan was a patient with the
Craniofacial Unit who was born with
a disorder common to 1 in 600
babies – a cleft lip and palate. Early
treatment at the Unit has enabled
him to grow into the vibrant young
man he is today.
It was also an instant response by
Lachlan when he and his father
Matthew were involved in this horrific
accident late at night.
When Lachlan felt his dad’s chest,
there was no movement, so he
started mouth-to-mouth treatment
before running 3km barefoot for
help which made him a local hero.
At that time, Lochie’s mother Kim
described her son as fearless in that
he would help anyone in need.
Today, well into his teenage
years, Lachlan continues to be
a responsible young man who is
prepared to meet any demand that
the world has to offer.
Australia lost many of its fit young
men during the first World War – a
war that was to end all wars.
With significant casualties at Gallipoli
and later far worse on the Western
Front, many Australian families were
left without husbands and fathers to
Legacy was established five
years after the end of the war in
recognition of the need to support
the families of those who had died in
the service of their country.
This was at a time when there
were no social services to support
Since that time Legacy has helped
countless thousands of families
– widows, children and disabled
dependants of deceased veterans.
Legacy has given many children
and young people the start in
life they needed when there was
no father to provide support
both financially and emotionally.
Currently 10,000 families are
supported by Legacy in SA and
Broken Hill. Nationally the number
is over 100,000 .
Facts would indicate Legacy will be
required for many years to come
given some 50,000 members
of Australia’s defence forces
have served around the world
in operational conflicts and on
peacekeeping missions thereby
qualifying their families for Legacy
assistance in the future.
Funding of Legacy services is
not government-based requiring
If you would like to help or
require further information on
Legacy’s work please phone
(8231 9812), toll free (country
calls only (1800 182 270). All
donations are tax deductible and
will be gratefully received and
Adelaide Legacy to raise over 90% of
its own funds.
Current operating costs are in
excess of $2 million for 2011/12.
The generosity of the community
through donations or bequests
is therefore vital in helping this
important work to continue.
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