Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues

    Legacy WA builds lifelong connections and skills at annual children's camp in Busselton

    16/01/2022 12:00 AM

    • Legacy WA hosts 75 children of veterans at their annual children's camp in Busselton
    • Camp builds confidence, resilience and life skills
    • McGowan Government secures future of camp with almost $364,000 in funding


    Veteran Issues Minister Paul Papalia joined Legacy WA in Busselton today for their annual children's camp.


    First held in 1956, the camp supports the children of ill-health and deceased veterans to build meaningful connections with others in similar situations.


    This year's group of 75 campers have taken part in a wide range of recreational activities including swimming, boating and abseiling.


    Held over 10 days from January 8 to 17 at Legacy WA's Busselton holiday camp, and with the support of the Special Air Service Regiment, campers have also had the opportunity to learn essential life skills, including basic first aid, cultural awareness and participate in resilience building activities.


    The McGowan Government has allocated $353,786 over three years through the ANZAC Day Trust Grants program to support Legacy WA's Busselton camp.


    Open all year round, the Busselton holiday camp gives current and ex serving Defence members, and their families an opportunity for respite and a chance to connect.


    Comments attributed to Veterans Issues Minister Paul Papalia:


    "It is vitally important as a community that we support the families and children of our injured and fallen veterans.


    "Legacy WA do an incredible job each year at bringing together the children of veterans through their annual Children's Camp in Busselton.


    "It's been a great privilege to meet some of the great kids here at the 2022 camp, and see firsthand just one of the many services provided by Legacy WA to our veteran community.


    "The WA Government values our veterans and the service they have given to our country, and the support provided by organisations such as Legacy WA."


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