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.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Mary and Molly Byrne are urging others to support National Bandanna Day today.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
The annual Deniliquin Garage and Town Sale event is being held tomorrow, and more than 16 homes are registered for the bargain day.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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