The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023 began its journey in Pozières France on 23rd April, then travelled to Menin Gate, Belgium and onto London before arriving in Australia where it is undertaking a six-month journey visiting all Legacy Club locations around the country, before culminating in Melbourne.
The first NSW relays will be in the Far North Coast towns of Casino, Lismore and Ballina on Friday 23rd June. The flame will then travel throughout the state, with further relays in Grafton, Inverell, Coffs Harbour, Armidale, Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Taree, Forster, Maitland, Newcastle, Gosford, Sydney, Penrith, Wollongong, Goulburn, Orange, Forbes, Cowra, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Queanbeyan.
The Legacy Centenary Torch will be in Forbes on Monday 31st July at 12pm in the park on corner of Bridge and Hill Streets.
During the Centenary tour, the torch will travel 50,000 kilometres, with 100 stops over 75 days, and be carried by over 1,300 Torch Bearers, all with a personal connection to Legacy Australia.Torch bearers of note include Blue Wiggle Anthony Field, Former Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, former Olympian Jana Pittman and Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson.
Legacy Australia has been supporting Veteran’s families since 1923 and was founded on a Promise made from one digger to another. Today, Legacy supports over 40,000 partners and children of veterans’ who put their health and lives on the line for our country.
Eric Easterbrook OAM, Chairman of Legacy Australia, says “The torch relay is a fitting commemoration of a century of service.
To date, torch bearers have raised over $180,000 for Legacy. Donations allow Legacy to keep the promise to veterans’ families. To donate visit https://legacy.com.au/donate.