A day on the green for Legacy

Published on LEUT Kiz Burtenshaw (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Ship's company and defence civilians from HMAS Harman, conduct a charity golf day at Fairbairn Gold Club to raise much needed money for Queanbeyan Legacy. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)
Ship's company and defence civilians from HMAS Harman, conduct a charity golf day at Fairbairn Gold Club to raise much needed money for Queanbeyan Legacy.

HMAS Harman took to the green and hosted their fifth annual charity golf day on 11 September to raise much needed funds for the ship’s charity - Queanbeyan Legacy.
 
Legacy’s mission is to provide a compassionate and caring service to more than 115,000 partners and 1,900 children of deceased and incapacitated veterans. The golf day is just one of the fundraising initiatives undertaken by Harman,with the ship’s ball, and participation in the Badge Appeal also resulting in major contributions for the cause.
 
Mr Jack Sealey, Chairman of Queanbeyan Legacy, explained how important events such as Harman’s Legacy Golf Day were to the members of the community that Legacy supports.
 
“What we can do with funds raised is incredible," he said.

“We really can make the contributions go a long way in supporting individuals and families in need.

“We provide subsidised housing, health and social support, as well as continued education and support for children of deceased Australian Defence Force members,” Mr Sealey said.

While the drive behind the event was to fundraise as much as possible for Queanbeyan Legacy it was also a great opportunity for Defence members across Canberra to come together for a relaxed social occasion in the name of a good cause. It was also an occasion for a bit of competitive banter amongst friends and colleagues.

Participants of the HMAS Harman charity golf day to raise funds for Queanbeyan Legacy.

Participants of the HMAS Harman charity golf day to raise funds for Queanbeyan Legacy.


Commander Des O’Neill and his Navy team took out the 'Best Gross Score'. Other teams weren’t too far behind.
 
“I thought we were going to get caught at one point,” Commander O’Neill said.

“There was a lot of friendly banter out there on the day, I’m glad we came through with one of the titles but most importantly it was great to have a fun in the sun doing something with work mates we don’t usually get to for such a great cause.”

At the end of the day a presentation was held and BBQ lunch was enjoyed by all.

Imagery is available on the Navy Image Library at http://images.navy.gov.au/s20152569.

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