NRL supports Legacy Badge Week

The NRL is supporting Legacy Badge Week which runs from August 30 to September 6, 2015.

Legacy supports Widows of World War I veterans and widows and children or dependents with a disability for every war and conflict since, to ensure they are able to live in dignity despite their loss. 

This support includes advocacy to gain pension entitlements, assistance in seeking medical or dental treatment, transport assistance, social clubs for widows/widowers and dependents with a disability. Support for Legacy children includes funding for education and personal development, holidays and camps and mentorships to help them develop into active, secure adults.

Suzanne Young, NRL Chief Operating Officer, said the rugby league family came together to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary in April and Legacy Badge Week is another opportunity for our sport to come together and support those who have sacrificed so much.

"90,000 families of Defence personnel are supported by Legacy and this is our opportunity as a rugby league family to do our bit for those who have given their lives or their health for their country," Ms Young said.

"The NRL will be helping Legacy keep the promise made in the trenches of World War I to 'look after the missus and kids' and we encourage all rugby league fans to do likewise."

Legacy merchandise including badges, wristbands and Legacy bears will be available across the country, including at Rugby League Central, during Legacy Week. 

To make a donation or volunteer your time visit legacy.com.au or call 1800 534 229.