Harman on par for charity

This article has photo gallery Published on LEUT Dave Devlin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Location(s): Fairbairn

Topic(s): HMAS Harman, Legacy, Golf

 HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day 2017 participants on completion of the days activities. (photo: Unknown)
HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day 2017 participants on completion of the days activities.

Over 80 players attended this year’s annual HMAS Harman Legacy Golf Day on 22 September at the Fairbairn Golf Club in Canberra. 

With 20 teams from Navy, Army, Air Force, Australian Public Service and other defence organisations across Canberra, the annual event keeps growing in popularity every year. 

The event raises much-needed funds for Queanbeyan Legacy Village, Harman’s official charity and is one of many fund-raising activities held throughout the year.

Ship’s Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Scott Brown said the event proved to be another great success.

Harman has raised over $23,000 this year for Queanbeyan Legacy Village, well on our way to reaching our 2017 target of $25,000,” he said.

“We have been hosting this event now for six years, the continued support from the Canberra Defence community never ceases to amaze me.”

Chairman of Queanbeyan Legacy, Peter Kalkman was on hand to present the major prizes to the winning team comprising of Commodore Grant Ferguson, Brigadier Simon Gould, Colonel Peter Wightman and Mrs Janine Gould.

“I want to thank everyone for their participation, and especially praise the team from Harman for their continued support,” Mr Kalkman said.

Legacy provides services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their Defence Force service. They currently care for around 65,000 widows and widowers and 1800 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia, providing essential services including counselling, special housing, medical and advocacy support. 

For more information on Legacy, visit http://www.legacy.com.au.