LEGACY Week is two weeks away but already Nowra Legacy has attracted significant support.
The Manildra Group’s Bomaderry operation has kicked off this year’s fund-raising efforts by purchasing a special gold badge valued at $500.
Legatee and badge co-ordinator John Creasey said the support from the Manildra Group was greatly appreciated.
“Manildra has been a long-time supporter of Legacy and in particular Nowra Legacy,” he said.
“For many years the company was the principle supporter of our annual youth concert event. That event is no longer staged but it continues its support by making a major badge purchase each year.”
Mr Creasey said Manildra was one of a number of local companies and organisations that each year made major badge purchases for Legacy Week.
Last year the fund-raising week garnered $25,000.
Nowra Legacy has 27 active members who look after 493 widows from Basin View to Shoalhaven Heads, Berry and Kangaroo Valley.
The local group also looks after 10 young dependants and two dependants with special needs.
“It is a big task in the Shoalhaven but we try to help out wherever we can,” Mr Creasey said.
“I alone have 27 widows that I visit on a regular basis.
“We aim to help dependants as much as we can and that continues through to their tertiary education at university or TAFE colleges.”
Bomaderry Manildra manager Ming Leung said the company was approached by many organisations throughout the Shoalhaven for support.
“We try to support as many local organisations as we can,” he said.
“But Legacy is definitely one we have been strong supporters of and I urge other Shoalhaven businesses to get behind them and back their efforts.”
Legacy Week runs from September 2-6, with both Nowra Legacy and Torchbearer members, along with local high school students selling badges in various locations.