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Photos of cute kids for Legacy project flow in

Donna Reggett was inundated with cute photos of military kids after sending out a call for calendar candidates recently.
Donna Reggett was inundated with cute photos of military kids after sending out a call for calendar candidates recently. Rob Williams

IPSWICH war widow advocate Donna Reggett was inundated with cute photos of military kids after sending out a call for calendar candidates recently.

Ms Reggett, who works with the families of deceased and badly injured soldiers as part of her role with Legacy, decided that a calendar filled with photos of kids in their mum or dad's military gear was a great way to raise funds for the charity.

She launched a Facebook site where defence families across Australia could send their pictures in, and was overwhelmed with the response.

Within 24 hours, 126 photos had been sent through.

After two days that figure was up to 175.

"I had a client whose husband was injured and they sent through a photo of their child all wrapped up in dad's gear," Ms Reggett said.

"I just thought it was a cute idea, so we put up a $100 shopping voucher for the winner and five $20 vouchers for the runners up and went from there."

Legacy members are currently sorting through the large number of entries in an effort to decide on the six best entries.

There may only be 12 months in the year, but Ms Reggett said there were so many good entries that Legacy would try to use more than one per page.

She said she hoped about 50 of the pictures would be included in the finished product, which would raise much needed funds for Legacy.

"They recently changed their charter to look after the families of injured soldiers coming home," she said.

"I have seen an awful lot of families in that situation, especially with mental health issues from war."

Topics:  calendar, charity, war veterans




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