YESTERDAY’s annual Albury-Wodonga Military Area Legacy Eight Hour event at South Bandiana’s Gaza Ridge Barracks outstripped expectations.
The event included military personnel and invited civilians walking, running or mountain biking as an individual or team to raise money for Legacy.
The event has raised $128,000 since 2006, and yesterday yielded more than $40,000, well over the expected target of $25,000.
Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.
It helps over 100,000 widows and 1900 children and dependants across Australia.
A soldier, airman and sailor made up a mixed Defence Force team.
“I love we’re bringing everyone together,” army Corporal Ben Nott said.
“I love the teamwork and doing it for the families,” Leading Aircraftman Bill Burnett said.
“It’s the camaraderie of getting together for a worthy cause,” Able Seaman Jacob Machen said.