2023 is a milestone year for Legacy as the iconic Australian charity celebrates its centenary – 100 years of supporting veterans’ families.
“Our Business Services division in Tamworth was approached in October last year by our local Legacy branch. They were asking if we could manufacture 1,000 timber crosses to commemorate the Centenary of Legacy in Australia,” says Challenge Business Sales Consultant Malcom Turnbull. There was an official opening held at the Pool of Reflection for Legacy as part of the centenary celebrations.
Our Supported Employees were the right people for the job. They came together as a team to make the crosses, carefully crafting them and attaching 1,000 ceramic poppies to the front. The poppies were made by local pottery groups in the region. Employees also had to cut 1,000 pieces of plastic pipe which allowed the crosses to stand upright while in the ground.
Business and local families were then encouraged to purchase a cross with a name plate. After applying the name plates, the crosses were transported over to Bicentennial Park where they were installed. Challenge purchased a cross, and CEO Stephen Doley placed it at the official ceremony.
The event was held at 4pm on the 3rd of July in Bicentennial Park in Tamworth around the Pool of Reflection. Both Stephen and Richard Hardwick, General Manager Business Services attended.
All the supported employees who took part in the making of these crosses were very proud of their achievement, as we are of them.
A huge thank you to Bunnings Tamworth who supplied timber, paint, glue and brushes.
“We are constantly looking for new avenues of work for our supported employees, it was a new challenge for many of them after so many years of work in the Recycling Facility”, says Malcolm.
If you’re looking for a job with purpose, Challenge Business Services have over 70 supported employees working in our many business sites across regional NSW. For more information visit our Business Services here.