Since 2009, Telstra has been a proud partner of Legacy Australia, an organisation that provides practical assistance to over 100,000 families of incapacitated or deceased veterans. As the team celebrates its 90th Anniversary this year, it is important to remind ourselves that the need for Legacy’s services is as real today as it was in 1923 when Legacy was born.

Last week I attended the Legacy Week ceremony at Federation Square where I met some wonderful volunteer Legatees and a few of the families Legacy helps to support. It was a great reminder for me that for these families, the battle goes on, and the assistance Legacy provides is invaluable to their well being. On a practical level Legacy provides education and support for their children, home visits and relief payments when times are tough.

It’s a cause all Australians can support, by buying an iconic Legacy badge or other merchandise at locations around Australia throughout September, including all Telstra stores.

 Telstra Legatee Martin Hesketh and public face of Legacy Ron BarassiAs Telstra employee and volunteer Legatee, Martin Hesketh (pictured right, with Ron Barassi the public face of Legacy) said, “The work Legacy does is practical and caring and really brings to life how communities can make a difference together. I encourage everyone to make a contribution – big or small – it all adds up.”

Telstra’s partnership with Legacy reflects the company’s commitment to ensuring that Legacy families are supported and remain connected to each other and the broader community.

We encourage all Australians to support Legacy during Legacy Week, and remember to purchase a badge on Badge Day, Friday September 6.