Supporting Legacy | Brisbane City Council

Supporting Legacy

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Legacy Way was named by Council in honour of the not-for-profit entity, Legacy, that has been providing services and caring for veterans’ families since 1923. Their vision is that no Australian family will ever face the challenges of life alone after a veteran’s death or incapacity.

One of the project’s two tunnel boring machines (TBM) was named Annabell after Annabell MacKinney, the daughter of the late Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney who was tragically killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.

One cent from every toll collected will be donated to Legacy. This figure will be indexed to inflation yearly and is expected to raise more than $600,000 for Legacy during the first five years of operation. The toll donation was an initiative of Council and will help Legacy to continue to provide their essential services in honour of our veterans. 

Legacy facts

Every year Legacy:
  • takes 450 children on holiday camps
  • provides 16,000 day trips for Legacy widows
  • provides help with 3000 pension entitlements
  • makes over 40,000 visits to the homes of frail and elderly widows
  • provides 3,500 emergency alarms for the frail and elderly
  • runs 3000 care programs for vulnerable widows and families
  • maintains 300 mobility devices and 600 physiotherapy treatments for the disabled and infirm
  • assists 1200 widows and families with financial relief payments.

For more information visit www.legacy.com.au

24 June 2016