Legacy Centenary Torch visits Port Stephens

Port Stephens Legacy Legatees Bob Brown, Carol Selkirk and Foz Breckenridge with RAAF personnel.

CELEBRATING 100 years of Legacy in Australia, the Legacy Torch Relay is on the move.

The torch left France in April for London to visit King Charles before travelling to visit Legacy Divisions across Australia.

“So far it has been to Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland,” Legatee Doug Jacka told News Of The Area.

The Torch arrived at Williamtown RAAF base in July and then onwards to Newcastle, with the relay travelling along the beaches to Civic Park for the lighting of the Cauldron.

From there the Torch travelled down to Sydney and Canberra before heading down the coast to Victoria, across to Tasmania, finally returning to its last leg to Melbourne in late October.

The 2023 Legacy Badge Week kicks off towards the end of the month.

“The major fundraising for the year is our Badge Week that commences on Monday 28 August until Friday 1 September,” Mr Jacka said.

Nelson Bay Torchbearers will have a stand at Salamander Shopping Centre while Port Stephens Legacy will have members stationed at Bunnings, Nelson Bay Woolworths as well as various stores and clubs around the Bay.

RAAF personnel and Tomaree High students will also be in the streets collecting donations.

“Look out for them and support Legacy.

“All funds go to helping the widows and families of defence forces who gave their lives and health serving our country,” Mr Jacka said.


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