This week is Legacy Week and residents are being encouraged to buy a badge, which will help support the district's 225 widows.IVY WISE September 4, 2014 4:47pm
More than 200 war widows in the district will benefit from money raised during Legacy Week 2014.
The Echuca group of Bendigo Legacy has 25 active members who support 225 widows in Echuca-Moama, Gunbower, Lockington, Bamawm, Elmore, Mathoura and Rochester.
Chairman Bob Johnson said money raised from selling Legacy badges this week would help the group provide guidance and advice to widows, ensure they received government entitlements and help those struggling financially with household bills or fuel costs.
‘‘We try to look after widows with whatever needs they have,’’ he said.
‘‘We are an ageing population, so we arrange things to be done for them, help them out financially, transport them to medical appointments or hospital.
‘‘We also hold three social functions a year — two Morning Melodies at Moama RSL and a Christmas function in December — to get them out of their social isolation.
‘‘While we don’t replace their partners, we’re there for them.’’
Volunteers will be selling badges tomorrow, Friday and Saturday at Echuca and Moama Safeways, Big W, Coles, the Echuca post office and Bunnings.
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