29 Aug 2022
RPS will be busy during Legacy Week as our people take to the streets to sell Legacy badges and raise important funds.
But we won’t stop there. Some team members will be getting their hands dirty to help spruce up a Legacy beneficiary’s backyard in Canberra as part of RPS’ Backyard Assists. This is an activity we join in whenever possible, having recently worked on a backyard clean up in Darwin and several in Brisbane.
RPS is a long-time supporter of Legacy—a charity that provides services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their Defence Force service.
Executive General Manager and RPS’ executive sponsor for veteran’s welfare and wellbeing, Geoff de Jongh, said RPS was proud to be supporting Legacy this week – as well as every other day throughout the year.
“Legacy has been supporting the families of veterans for almost 100 years and is one of Australia’s most trusted and recognised charities. From the work that it does to support the widows of our World War II veterans, to the families of our more contemporary veterans, Legacy continues to play such an important role across the country.
“At RPS, we have a strong connection to the Defence community through the ex-service men and women that we employ, and the important work that we do on Defence projects. We take great pride in the support we provide to Legacy and plan to continue this for many years to come.”
During the year, RPS works with Legacy to provide career coaching and mentoring as well as support its fundraising activities and events. This year we helped with rosemary sprigging ahead of ANZAC Day services in New South Wales and raised funds through the Run Army and the Canungra Combat Challenge events organised by Legacy in Queensland.
Our people also chose to support Legacy when fundraising as part of this year’s Sydney City to Surf. All up, RPS has raised well over $10,000 for the charity this year.
Legacy Australia’s CEO Graham Boyd said he was grateful for partnerships with organisations like RPS as well as for the tremendous support given each year by the wider community. “The Legacy Week appeal has been running since the 1940s, and it’s always encouraging to see so many Legacy badges being worn each year.
“It’s a special emblem of support for our veterans’ families - symbolising our nation’s greatest values of mateship, compassion, and fairness. The support provided by RPS across the country is greatly appreciated by Legacy.”
If you’d like to support Legacy’s work, you could buy a badge or make a donation during Legacy Week from 28th August – 3rd September 2022.
Geoff de Jongh
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