Navy’s own ‘Forrest Gump’ will walk from west coast to east coast, a distance of more 4,200 kilometres, in support of Legacy.
Volunteers from Rockingham base, HMAS Stirling rattled tins as part of Legacy Badge Day fundraising before the sirens sounded for the fourth HMAS Sydney II Australian Football League Memorial match commenced at Perth’s Domain Stadium on the Easter long weekend.
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.
Collecting money for Legacy was more than just adding a helping hand for HMAS Waterhen's Leading Seaman Naval Police Coxswain Jean Metcalf, whose grandmother is one thousands of widows supported each year by the charity.
Sailors from Sydney and the New South Wales South Coast have been throwing their support behind Legacy this week, raising money and awareness for the organisation that supports Defence families.