Fete to support Legacy Foundation

A fete offering homemade crafts, delicate jewellery, and delicious cakes will be held at Brisbane Water Legacy in Point Frederick by the Toukley Torchbearers on April 18.

Money raised at the fete will go towards supporting families of veterans through the Legacy Foundation.

Toukley Torchbearers member, Wilma Pisani, said they are a small but hard-working organisation of around 22 members.

“We have not been able to host many fundraisers for the last 12 months,” Pisani said.

“We are not sure how this will go as it is a one-off, but we are hoping if we get the word out there, people will come and support us.

“My ladies are terrific cooks, excellent craftsmen and great sewers.”

Items sold at the stalls will include jams, pickles, relishes, cakes, biscuits, slices, plants, craft, jewellery, books, DVD’s, and bric-a-brac.

The day will also include a morning tea, sausage sizzle, and a raffle.

Pisani said the Toukley Torchbearers have previously raised almost $30,000 for the Legacy Foundation.

“It is a very pleasing job because we can help families, send kids to college, and give these people an opportunity that they would not have had before,” she said.

Legacy is an Australian charity established in 1923 and founded on a promise made from one digger to another – “to look after the missus and the kids”.

Money raised from small volunteer groups such as the Toukley Torchbearers helps go towards programs and services to provide social, financial and developmental support.

Legacy focuses on providing for young families and children, ageing and vulnerable widows, and dependants with a disability.

Jacinta Counihan