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Eye Spy Signs initiated a wonderful way for the community to pay its respects on Anzac Day.

As the Coronavirus disease restrictions disallowed traditional Anzac Day ceremonies, Eye Spy Signs decided to print two different Anzac Day signs. Director of Eye Spy Signs, John Howard, offered the signs free of charge but added a link to their Facebook page encouraging people to donate to Legacy. The result? About 450 signs where printed and $2000 raised for Hobart Legacy. What a fantastic achievement.

One Eye Spy Sign employee had been a Legacy kid himself. John Large was five when his father, Horatio John Large died. Horatio had been a private in the 2/40th Infantry Battalion. Hobart Legacy looked after John, his mum, and his three sisters.

Peter Hodge, ex-President of Hobart Legacy and a resident of Kingborough said: ‘Hobart Legacy is very grateful to Eye Spy Signs for this special Anzac Day donation. Such funds assist us with activities to overcome social isolation, and we all know what that feels like! ‘ Legacy provides opportunities for Legacy widows to meet monthly and 5 groups exist in southern Tasmania, including Kingborough. Legacy funds excursions, and arranges and funds special events such as on Anzac Day and at Christmas.

Kingborough Ladies aboard the Eugeria

A lovely day was had with plenty of sunshine and good company as 14 members of the Kingborough Widows' Club spent the day on the River Derwent onboard the Eugeria.

This special day was with thanks to a Grant received from DVA for Veterans' Health Week.

Legacy Children’s Christmas Party

It was the Children’s turn on Sunday November 17th when we had a lovely picnic in the Botanical Gardens with our families to celebrate Christmas.

There was lots of fun on the day organised by our fabulous Legatee Annette Ottway with craft activities and even some balloon animals being made!

We must sincerely thank the below individuals and businesses for their generosity and for making the party another memorable one.

Claremont RSL
Claremont RSL Women's Auxiliary
Lily & Dot - North Hobart
Beauty and the Bees - Salamanca
Mrs Joyce Plunkett
Mrs Goss
Shoreline Amcal Pharmacy
Mrs Diane Eggins
Open Arms Hobart
Department of Veterans’ Affairs

November 10th - Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas came early to the Legacy family with the first of our Annual Legacy Christmas parties being held on Sunday November 10th at the Hockey Centre.

Good food and even better company saw that we all had a wonderful day.

Our grateful thanks must also go to Beauty and the Bees Tasmania for the generous Christmas gift they gave each of our attendees.

2nd - 7th September - Badge Week
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who assisted us during our 2019 Badge Week Appeal.

Each and every cent raised during Badge Week is directly used to assist our beneficiaries.

We sincerely appreciate your support in helping us achieve our mission to care for the families of our deceased and incapacitated veterans.

Thank you.

27th August - Badge Week Launch

On Tuesday 27 August Hobart Legacy was fortunate enough to enjoy the company of our Patron, Her Excellency, Professor the Hon Kate Warner, AC, when she officially launched Legacy Badge Week 2019.

Representatives from the Armed services, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Widows' Clubs and many Friends of Hobart Legacy also attended the Launch.

4th July- Legacy Park Opened

Plaque unveiling

The long awaited Opening of legacy Park took place today. The Minister of Veterans Affairs, Hon Guy Barnett MP spoke about the links between the Cenotaph, the Eternal Flame the Bridge of Remembrance, Soldiers Memorial Avenue and now veterans families commemorated in the name ‘Legacy Park’. Other speakers included the Lord Mayor Alderman Anna Reynolds and the Hobart Legacy President, Legatee Alec Young.

Legatees with National Chairman try out the swing

This was a special occasion for the Legacy family with Legacy widows and children attending the opening and enjoying the wood fired oven lunch to follow which included a desert of Legacy pudding. We were honoured to have the Legacy National President Legatee Rick Canna with us.

28th June - Sounds of Stage and Screen

On Friday night Hobart City Hall rocked to everyone’s favourite themes from movies, TV and musicals.

Over 300 guests enjoyed a wonderful musical evening featuring a rich repertoire of instrumental and vocal performers.

Legacy would like to thank the outstanding Australian Army Band-Tasmania and its Director of music Captain Cameron Earl. This is an annual event to raise funds for the families of deceased veterans.

19th April - Hobart Legacy lays wreath in Beirut

Legatee Peter Hodge laid a Hobart Legacy wreath in Beirut this week.

His uncle, PTE David Hodge, 2/31st Battalion was killed at the age of 22 years on 14th June, 1941 at the Battle of Jazzine and is now buried in the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery in Beirut.

How many Australians remember the close run and expensive Australian Campaign to free Lebanon from the Vichy French and Nazi control?

9th February - Legacy Charms HMAS Choules

HMAS Choules is named after Claude Choules, photographed here with his daughter Daphne.

Daphne has been friend and mentor of Mrs Suzanne Curry (Friend of Hobart Legacy) photographed at the HMAS Choules Open Day next to Legatee Rob Jones. Suzanne’s friendly approach charmed donors.

With the additional help of L/Rob Jones and L/Peter Brettingham-Moore the fund raising team collected $1747.


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