Supporting Legacy in its care and support for families of veterans
Anzac Day on April 25 is a time when Australia comes together to pay its respects to all those men and women who have served in the defence and protection of our country and our allies.
It’s a time of memorial that’s rich in both significance and symbolism, especially in noting those dedicated members of the armed forces whose service and sacrifice have created far-reaching consequences and impacts for their families.
It’s a cause to which Legacy has been dedicated for 100 years – and something Brisbane business Vaxa Bureau has now committed to championing through a trailblazing new partnership.
In Legacy’s centenary year, Vaxa Bureau has announced it will begin gifting the organisation with a percentage of its annual profits to support the charity’s valuable work.
Services Legacy provides include:
- Relieving financial hardship – providing basic needs, and advocating for families’ rights and benefits;
- Delivering social connection services – ongoing social support in times of loss and grief; working to ensure emotional health and wellbeing; and
- Providing developmental opportunities – providing for education and development goals to help families grow and thrive despite adversity.
Among those cared for by Legacy are ageing and vulnerable widows, young families and children, and dependents with disabilities.
Vaxa Bureau director Todd Crowley said the company looked forward to a meaningful partnership.
“Many of our team members have a long history themselves with military organisations, either as former serving members, contractors or through our families,” Todd said.
“We know from experience how vital the work of Legacy is in ensuring that the partners and children of veterans who gave their lives or their health can fully realise their potential.
“It’s about remembering that behind every veteran there’s a family.”
Legacy Brisbane CEO, Brendan Cox, said they supported more than 5000 family members of fallen and injured veterans across South-East, Central and Western Queensland.
Brendan encouraged other corporations to follow suit with regular workplace gifting programs.
Other types of support include donations or signing up as Legatees, volunteer members who deliver the vast majority of services to support veteran families.
“Our mission is clear – to ensure the families of veterans don’t suffer financially or socially after the death or injury of their loved one,” Brendan said.
“These courageous men and women made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and Legacy is committed to supporting their loved ones.
“We are extremely grateful for the support we receive across Australia.”
If you’d like to learn more about how you can support Legacy’s crucial services, visit Legacy.