Helping to Make It Happen for Legacy

2 September 2001

For the third year, the Commonwealth Bank is helping Legacy, one of Australia's longest standing institutions, to raise funds for Legacy's welfare and support programs through the annual Legacy Badge Week appeal.

Legacy week will run from Sunday 2 September to Saturday 8 September, with the major focus on Badge Day, Friday 7 September. An army of volunteers including schoolchildren, widows and service personnel will sell remembrance badges throughout New South Wales, Queensland, 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".

Bryan Fitzgerald, Executive Manager 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 help Legacy make it happen for Australian families in need," said Mr Fitzgerald.