Harman continues its Legacy of support to an important cause

Published on LEUT Sarah West (author)

Location(s): Queanbeyan, NSW, Jerrabomberra, NSW

Topic(s): HMAS Harman, Legacy

Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Tim Overall buys the first badge of the 2019 Legacy Badge Week in the Queanbeyan-Palerang area from Able Seaman Morgan Foster. (photo: )
Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Tim Overall buys the first badge of the 2019 Legacy Badge Week in the Queanbeyan-Palerang area from Able Seaman Morgan Foster.

Officers and sailors from HMAS Harman will be out in force from tomorrow selling Legacy bears and badges to help the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.

The funds raised will help Legacy’s activities in support of the spouses and families of Defence veterans in the greater Queanbeyan area who have died or are disabled as a result of warlike service.

More than 100 spouses and families of servicemen in Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra and Bungendore receive help from Queanbeyan Legacy and the organisation maintains Legacy Village with individual accommodation for up to 23 people.

Command Warrant Officer Angela Miranda said the Badge Week fundraising would continue a long and proud relationship between Harman and Queanbeyan Legacy.

“Legacy is our ship’s charity and we do a number of things to raise funds and provide support to the organisation.

“In 2018, Harman raised just over $10,000 to help Queanbeyan Legacy care for Defence families in the local area.

“We also just held our annual HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day, which raised more funds for Legacy.

“We will have more than 50 Defence members selling badges and Legacy bears at three locations this week, demonstrating further commitment to supporting the important work of our ship’s charity,” Warrant Officer Miranda said.

Harman’s volunteers will be positioned at Queanbeyan Woolworths, Riverside Plaza and Jerrabomberra Shopping Village from 9am-8pm on Thursday and Friday, and from 9-3pm on Saturday.

Officers and sailors from bases throughout Australia are participating in Legacy’s annual Badge Week this week.

So, when you see the Defence men and women pounding the pavement for this important cause - buy a badge or a bear and help Legacy care for the Defence families who need them.