Return to shore: Legacy campers Summer and Sam during Saturday’s sailing on Lake Wendouree. Photos: ALISTAIR FINLAY

Legacy camp brings joy

January 14, 2021 BY

WHILE numbers may have been down due to COVID travel restrictions, about 25 members of the Ballarat Legacy community were still able to enjoy the organisation’s annual camp last weekend.

Ballaarat Yacht Club member Alex Hughes takes camp participant Ned for a spin on the lake.

Taking place over four days from Friday, participants visited venues and attractions and took part in activities in the city and across the wider region including visits to Creswick Log Cabins, Werribee Zoo, sailing on Lake Wendouree and a movie night at Delacombe Town Centre.

Legacy Ballarat spokesperson Jeremy Banister said the event couldn’t take place without the support of many local volunteers, organisations and businesses.

“It’s extraordinary,” he said. “We get very generous donations from any business we approach and they are more than happy to extend a hand because they realise the importance of what Legacy does for families in need.

“Despite COVID we’ve been able to provide a full range of activities for our Ballarat families.

“Our numbers are increasing but we’re able to look after them thanks to the enthusiasm of the Ballarat Legatees and the Ballarat public.”