David Gaddes, Eric Easterbrook, John Williams, Patrick Down and Bruce Carter at the dinner.MOREE’S Legacy group enjoyed the company of some high profile guests for their recent change-over dinner.
Sydney Legacy president, legatee Eric Eastbrook, joined the Moree Division of Sydney Legacy for the evening.
As did Sydney Legacy COO David Gaddes and Moree Plains mayor Katrina Humphries.
Incumbent Moree Legacy president John Williams was returned for another stint in the role.
“It’s my second term,” Mr Williams said.
“I was previously president in the past too.”
Mr Williams said their members enjoyed a good evening.
The group remain an integral part of the Moree community, having worked tirelessly to support war widows and the elderly over many decades.
Mr Williams has been involved for 36 years and said in the past 10 to 15 years they’ve donated upwards of $600,000 to Fairview Hostel.
It’s a staggering effort, but John said the group are eager to continue their good deeds.
“I say we’ll go on a lot longer. We’re seeing now with peace keeping and more wars going on.
“Mr Eastbrook told us a story on the night about a lady who found herself in [financial] trouble, her husband was in hospital with PTSD… these are the things we do.” John said.
When he signed on to help Legacy in 1980, there were over 150 war widows in Moree – that number is now down to 41.
At next year’s change-over Mr Williams said he hopes he can report back on another successful year.
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