Harman delivers a charitable Legacy

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Location(s): Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Topic(s): Legacy

Commander Alison Westwood, accompanied by key executive staff attended the Queanbeyan Legacy Ladies Christmas Luncheon (photo: Unknown)
Commander Alison Westwood, accompanied by key executive staff attended the Queanbeyan Legacy Ladies Christmas Luncheon

On 3 December, the Commanding Officer of Canberra establishment, HMAS Harman, was delighted to be 'across the border' in New South Wales to present a cheque for just over $22,000 to Queanbeyan Legacy.

Commander Alison Westwood, accompanied by key executive staff attended the Queanbeyan Legacy Ladies Christmas Luncheon at the Kangaroo’s Football Club, to deliver on a promise made 12 months earlier.

Harman
 raised funds for Queanbeyan Legacy as the ship's designated charity, through a number of fundraising initiatives held throughout the year with a mighty total in mind to support local initiatives.

“Harman's aim was to reach over $20,000 by the end of the year to help fund a new recreation area at the Queanbeyan Legacy Village," Commander Westwood said.

“I’m proud that we were able to achieve this and thank Defence personnel and their families from around the Canberra and Southern New South Wales region for their continued generosity.” 

A major fundraising event was the highly successful HMAS Harman mid-year ball, which 500 people attended, with more than $18,000 raised.

The mid-year ball was followed by the annual Legacy Golf Day raising more than $2,700.

Commander Westwood said Legacy's cause motivated the ship's company.

“We’re fully committed to supporting Legacy, in particular, Queanbeyan Legacy, because of the tireless support they offer widows and the dependants of deceased and injured veterans and Australian Defence Force personnel in the local area,” she said.