Iconic Melbourne Institution Partners to Assist The Families Of Those Who Have Served 

Melbourne Legacy and Nelson Bros Funeral Services have both been committed to assisting families in need for generations. Both enjoy a reputation for compassionate care and are committed to helping families through difficult times.

Recently, these pillars of the Melbourne community have joined together to assist the families of those who have been touched while serving their country.

“We’re excited to announce that Nelson Bros will be assisting us to deliver critical services to the families of those who served,” said Jo Moloney, Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Legacy. “Nelson Bros Nelson Bros Funeral Services are Melbourne’s oldest family-owned funeral directors and have been helping Victorian families since 1858.”

The partnership represents much more than just a donation to Melbourne Legacy as Nelson Bros will support Melbourne Legacy across a number of important initiatives.

“We enjoy a number of synergies with Melbourne Legacy and when the opportunity arose to work together, we developed a program that would provide real benefits to the families of those brave men and women who have served our country,” explained Adrian Nelson, General Manager, Nelson Bros Funeral Services.

In addition to a generous donation, Nelson Bros will be an integral part of Legacy’s ANZAC Day ceremony, provide bus tours for widows and assist widows and legatees honour their family members for their dedication and selfless service.

“For most veterans, their military service represents a significant part of their life,” said Adrian. “Similar to Melbourne Legacy, our duty is to provide the families of veterans with professional and dignified assistance during their time of need. We are committed to helping widows and legatees honour their family member for their dedication and selfless service.”

Beyond that, Nelson Bros will also provide Melbourne Legacy with access to their Bereavement Resource Centre that provides tools to assist those left behind navigate the road to recovery.

“Our Bereavement Resource Centre includes more than 80 helpful articles and resources,” said Adrian. “Written by author, educator and grief counsellor Dr. Alan Wolfelt, these articles help families find healthy ways to cope after the loss of a loved one.”

Melbourne Legacy currently supports more than 4,700 people, all of whom are part of a family that has been touched by a loved one’s service to our country.

“Melbourne Legacy’s services include relief from financial hardship, advice and referrals to support services such as counselling, assistance with children’s education and development, encouraging like-minded friendships, and advocating for entitlements and services,” Jo explained.

“Our partnership with Nelson Bros Funeral Services will ensure we can continue to provide these services and will help us to deliver on our promise to help the families of those who served to build a sustainable future, and for that we are truly grateful” she added.

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