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News 2017

News - Hobart Legacy

Thanks 2FSB!

This morning Hobart Legacy had a visit from WO1 Ken Weir who presented a cheque to our Senior Vice President Alec Young. This cheque was a substantial donation of money raised thanks to the 2nd Force Support Battalion (2FSB).

We sincerely appreciate the continued support of 2FSB and can assure all of our generous donors that their gifts will be put to great use in helping us achieve our mission to care for the families of our deceased and incapacitated veterans.

Kingborough Digs Deep

A fabulous article in the Kingborough Chronicle today highlighted the incredible support given to Hobart Legacy during Badge Week 2017.

Area Coordinator Legatee Peter Martin is the 2017 Kingborough Citizen of the Year 2017 and has been an active volunteer at Hobart Legacy for the past 20 years.

Our thanks to the generous Kingborough community and each and everyone of our selfless volunteers.

To read the full article please click here

Badge Week 2017

Badge Week 2017 wrapped up on Saturday and we would like to thank each and every member of the public who stopped by and so generously donated to us.
Our thanks must also go to the many volunteers who gave up their time to collect these donations for us.
Hobart Legacy has always felt so supported by the residents of Southern Tasmania and this year was no exception - Thank you!

For anyone who missed out on a particular item we now have a full range of our bears, pens etc back at Legacy House.

Below are some photographs taken during Badge Week 2017.

Australian Army Band – Tasmania
Concert for Hobart Legacy

Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AC, hosted our Legacy fundraising concert in the Government House ballroom on 30 June.

The Australian Army Band Tasmania put on an outstanding concert for over 90 patrons who had purchased tickets in support of Hobart Legacy. There seemed unanimous agreement amongst the audience that the Band provided an excellent, entertaining and polished performance. Every musical taste was catered for – including Big Band pieces, Colonel Bogey, Vaughn Williams, English folk music and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Music of the Night’. We were all moved by “Nightfall in the camp” with MUSN Billy Thomson playing bugle and the rendition of the Irish Blessing at the end. Many of the pieces were arranged by the bandmaster Captain Mitch de Jonge, which added another dimension to the band’s diverse musical talents, taking advantage of the ballroom’s superb acoustics.

Guests included Lieutenant Colonel Craig Johnson, Commanding Officer of the Australian Army Band, retired Bandsman Ralph King, Lieutenant Commander Angella Hillis, Commander Norm Macmillan retired, past Presidents of Hobart Legacy, Legatees, War Widows and former Wards of Legacy

Throughout the performance Her Excellency sat on the edge of her seat appearing to take in every moment, thoroughly enjoying the whole experience and afterwards hosted the band and audience to a reception in the drawing room.

A truly wonderful evening.

L/Alec Young, Senior Vice-President

ANZAC Day 2017

Wonderful weather and a large crowd helped to make ANZAC Day 2017 a most enjoyable experience for many.

Over 50 Widows and Legatees enjoyed a lovely luncheon at Legacy House, organised by Chair of Comradeship & Catering, L/Ross de Little, and our thanks must go to him for his fine efforts.

Hobart Legacy was well represented across southern Tasmania, with representatives attending services at Swansea, Hamilton, Bothwell, South Arm, New Norfolk, Kingston, Cygnet, Lindisfarne and Hobart.

Kingborough Citizen of the Year Legatee Peter Martin

Hobart Legacy Volunteer Legatee Peter Martin has been presented with the award "Citizen of the Year" from the Kingborough Council.

Hobart Legacy is incredibly proud of Peter. He has been a volunteer with Hobart Legacy since 1997 working hard to support and care for our families in the Kingborough area.

Below is taken from the Council Website -
Citizen of the Year, Peter Martin
Peter has dedicated his life to serving Australia and has had a long and distinguished career within the Australian Defence Force. Having served with distinction, Peter left the Force in the late 1980’s and then turned to helping other veterans, widows and their families through the RSL and Legacy.
Peter was the President of the Kingston RSL Sub Branch when it closed and then became an integral part of the team to get the Kingston Beach RSL up and running, which also included a Veterans’ Information Centre. He then worked tirelessly within the Centre as a Welfare officer, assisting veterans, war widows and their families with their welfare concerns. Peter continues to visit the growing numbers of Kingborough Legacy veterans and widows and is there for them whenever they are in need, ensuring those who served or family members left behind are not forgotten.
Peter is an inspiration, and continues to inspire others to support our residents in need. Council was delighted and honoured to present our Citizen of the Year Award to him.

Congratulations Peter! We are very proud of you!

Photo credit Kingborough Council


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