Thursday, 27 January 2022

Volunteer grant gives back to veterans’ group

Bundaberg Legacy will continue its valuable work with veteran’s widows and their families thanks to a Federal Government Volunteer Grant.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt visited Bundaberg Legacy where he congratulated president Wayne McNee on the successful grant.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of any community group and this grant program supports the work of volunteers and grants can be used to purchase small equipment, pay fuel, transport and training costs,” Mr Pitt said.

“Bundaberg Legacy received $4,500 to purchase a trailer to be used by volunteers as part of the support provided to local veteran’s widows.

Mr McNee said the trailer will assist the volunteer legatees to provide yard and garden clean-ups.

“The travel subsidy will offset the cost of fuel which will allow the volunteers to perform home visitation of our veteran’s widows and their children,” he said.

“The provision of this service will assist our widows to remain independent and socially connected enabling them to remain in their own home for as long as possible. The ability to provide this service will ensure a safe environment around the home for the aged and incapacitated veteran’s widows and their children.”

Bundaberg Legacy also recently received funding through the Building Excellence in Support and Training Grant program, which is used to support the role of ex-service organisation pension and welfare advocates who provide advice and assistance to the veteran and defence communities.

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