FRIENDS of Hobart Legacy have developed creative ways to fundraise during Legacy Week, with COVID-19 restrictions having hampered many of Legacy’s fundraising efforts.
Legacy Week is Legacy’s annual national appeal to raise awareness and funds for the families of incapacitated and deceased veterans.
To contribute her share, friend of Hobart Legacy Suzanne Curry decided on a small campaign called ‘Lockie for Legacy’ to raise funds for Hobart Legacy’s children’s program, which helps to nurture children’s education by contributing towards their school fees, books, uniforms and recreational activities.
Miniature schnauzer Lockie is Ms Curry’s best friend and the informal mascot for Hobart Legacy.
Over the course of Legacy Week, Lockie and Ms Curry took to the streets of their home town in Sorell and visited more than 30 local businesses to ask for their support of Hobart Legacy’s work.
“Dogs are our friends for always and always,” Ms Curry said
“It works well with the Legacy promise to always be there for the families in their care.”
Ms Curry said it was wonderful to see the support from the businesses and community, with Lockie showing perfect patience in tolerating hundreds of photos, cuddles and pats.
“Lockie is a little star,” she said.
“It was a lot of steps for a little dog.”
Holt’s Mitre 10 was one business that supported the cause, and owner Graeme Holt said it was a pleasure to support an important cause such as Legacy.
“I have first hand experience of the work of Legacy – my friend Mike, who was a doctor, was a Legacy child,” he said.
“Mike always acknowledged the debt he owed Legacy and that without their help, he would never have achieved what he did with his life.”