Which bank lends a hand to Legacy Appeal

29 August 2000

The Commonwealth Bank has again joined forces with Legacy, one of Australia's longest standing institutions, to help raise funds for Legacy's welfare and support programs through their major fundraiser for the year, the Legacy Badge Week appeal.

Legacy Week will run from Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September, culminating in Badge Day on Friday 1, where an army of volunteers including school children, widows and service personnel will sell badges throughout Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

Legacy is a unique Australian organisation which supports the spouses and dependants of deceased war veterans and serving defence force personnel killed on hazardous service or in training accidents such as the Black Hawk helicopter and Westralia tragedies.

Mr John Cowper, President of Sydney Legacy said, "The Bank's support of Legacy Week and Badge Day makes it possible to direct further funds from badge sales to our welfare and support programs for Legacy families. The Commonwealth Bank's support of our appeal is a show of solidarity in recognising the needs of the Australian community".

Jill Lester, Head of Group Corporate Relations said, "The Commonwealth Bank is proud to lend a hand to one of Australia's longest standing institutions. Legacy has played a valuable role in our community for more than 70 years". "Over this time Legacy has been an important source of assistance and support for the many Australian families of deceased war veterans. It is the Commonwealth Bank's privilege to partner Legacy, to help make the appeal a success," said Ms Lester.