Lend Legacy a hand this ANZAC Day

Lend Legacy a hand this ANZAC Day

Are you able to lend a hand in the lead up to ANZAC Day on April 25? Legacy is a volunteer organisation dedicated to caring for the families of deceased veterans. The London branch cares for Australian war widows in 37 countries. They are seeking the support of volunteers to help sell pins on Anzac Day.

Legacy is also looking for volunteers who understand its aims to help staff their office for a few hours each month and to assist in other matters.

“We always need extra help from Australians living in London,” said President Lindsay Birrell. “Maybe just one day a month helping in our office at Queensland House, or selling pins for us on ANZAC Day this year.”

If you can help please contact President Lindsay Birrell at www.londonlegacy.org.

Meanwhile, Australian Olympic athlete Andrew Hoy OAM says he will ride for Legacy Australia in the 2012 London Olympics.

The equestrian rider, winner of three consecutive team gold medals and one individual silver, has expressed a personal desire to help the charity.

Hoy, who recently became a Legatee, is currently training at his UK base on the Farley Estate, near Reading, in preparation for the selection trials. He could become the first Australian to represent his country at seven Olympics if he goes to the London Games.

The athlete recently expressed his desire to become involved with Legacy as members of his family had fought for Australia in wars.

“Legacy is a trusted and respected organisation doing whatever it can to enhance the lives and opportunities of the families of our deceased veterans,” said Hoy.

“I am a proud Australian and am thankful for the work of our veterans and would like to give back to this community in whatever way I can.”

London Legacy President Lindsay Birrell said the UK branch was proud to have Hoy involved with the organisation.

Hoy, who was born in Culcairn, NSW, began his Olympic odyssey at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

He also represented Australia at Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Athens and Sydney.

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