Junior soldiers on target in Legacy fundraising campaign

Army Cadets Taylor Denby, 14, left, Katelyn Cairns, 15, Princess Ladra, 18, and Tres Ladra, 16, with Legacy Appeal merchandise and supporters Shane Hillier, fourth from left, Peter Axon and Ruth Spear at their stall at Ellen Centre. The appeal raised a record amount.A YOUNG group of khaki-covered junior soldiers caught the eye of shoppers at Ellen Centre on Friday.
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The members of the 414 Army Cadets were selling merchandise to raise money for the Legacy Appeal.

Legacy raises money for the widows and families of military personnel.

Ruth Spear, of Weeroona Island, was passing by and decided to help the cause.

“I was not a Legatee myself, but my younger brother and sister were,” she said.

“My father was Alfred Lee, of Sydney, who was in the army.”

One of the cadets, Taylor Denby, 14, said the group was there to “support deceased veterans and the families of deceased veterans”.

Secretary of Legacy Peter Axon, who supervised the operation, was himself a Legacy ward.

The cadets operated stalls at Ellen Centre and Pirie Plaza Shopping Centre. Mr Axon said Port Pirie had a rich military history and record of generosity to Legacy at a time of continuing conflict.

“Port Pirie had the greatest number of serving World War II personnel, on a population basis, in Australia,” he said.

“Last year, the Legacy Appeal locally raised about $4000 which was the highest amount in the State for the second year running and we will do the same this year.”

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