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Incoming Grafton Legacy president Tom Cross, chairman of Legacy Australia Charles Wright with outgoing president Ron Shoebridge at Grafton Legacy’s annual changeover luncheon.
Incoming Grafton Legacy president Tom Cross, chairman of Legacy Australia Charles Wright with outgoing president Ron Shoebridge at Grafton Legacy’s annual changeover luncheon. Adam Hourigan

THERE was a changing of the Legacy guard yesterday.

Tom Cross has taken over as President Legatee and will hold the position for two years.

He takes over the reins from Legatee Ron Shoebridge.

At the 59th annual changeover and luncheon yesterday, Mr Shoebridge delivered his annual report and Mayor Richie Williamson, who was in attendance along with Member for Page Janelle Saffin and Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, commended the Legacy Club of Grafton for its impressive fundraising efforts.

"It's an amazing effort," Cr Williamson said.

"Grafton has been giving since 1953 and I'm very proud of the dedication of Legacy and generosity of the community."

Of particular note was the 600 Christmas puddings sold last year.

Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.

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