Cobham commemorates Anzac Day, whilst raising funds for Legacy
Today we held a fundraising BBQ in our Adelaide headquarters, with all monies raised by staff (and matched dollar-for-dollar by Cobham) going to Legacy to help support veterans and their families, whilst allowing our staff to take time to reflect on the importance of Anzac Day.
SA Legacy CEO Mark Matthews joined us to talk about the work that Legacy does and to thank Cobham employees for their ongoing support.
Cobham has supported Legacy for many years, and we look forward to continuing this partnership into 2021 and beyond, to raise funds for families in need.
Anzac Day is especially poignant for us at Cobham, with a significant number of employees who identify as being former or current Defence Force members.
Applications Support Manager Graham Manning previously spent 12 years as an Aircraft Technician with the Royal Australian Air Force. He spoke to us about what Anzac Day means to him:
“Both my grandfathers were among those evacuated from France during the Battle of Dunkirk, and my parents both grew up during World War II in the UK. Their younger years would have been shaped by their war-time experience, and vastly different to what children experience today. My father was a member of the Air Force, so serving for your country is deeply embedded in my family.
To me, Anzac Day is a time to recognise and remember those who gave so much to allow us to appreciate the freedoms we have today.”
Lest we forget.