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Legacy torch relay, FIFA fan fest and Tom Cruise portrayed

Our photographer Michelle Haywood has been out and about documenting what’s been happening in Sydney this July – take a look!

Photo credit: Michelle Haywood

The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023, presented by Defence Health travelled through Sydney on July 19. The torch travelled a total of 3.34kms, starting at Anzac Memorial and ending at Martin Place Cenotaph. The torch was carried by 23 Torch Bearers, all having a connection with Legacy or the Defence Force. Torch Bears included Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite, Sports Commentator, Alan Jones and Legacy Beneficiary Jacki Gavin.

The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023, presented by Defence Health started on April 23,  2023, in Pozières France.The relay will have 1500 bearers carry the torch through 50 towns and cities, visiting all 44 Legacy Australia clubs.

Photo credit: Michelle Haywood

Legacy supports over 40,000 beneficiaries and more than 3400 volunteers around the country strive to ensure Legacy’s promise – to support the families of veterans who lost their lives or suffered as a result of their service – is kept.

In 1923, Major General Sir John Gellibrand formed the Remembrance Club in Hobart. Another returning soldier, Lieutenant General Sir Stanley Savige, was inspired to establish a similar club in Melbourne which was named Legacy.

In responding to the needs of families of veterans for 100 years, Legacy, in conjunction with the network of Legacy Clubs throughout regional and metropolitan Australia, stands proudly as the only veteran service organisation in Australia dedicated solely to the care and support of our veterans’ families.

Photo credit: Michelle Haywood
Photo credit: Michelle Haywood
Photo credit: Michelle Haywood

Here are a few shots of the launch of the FIFA Fan Festival™ in Sydney/Gadigal, a hub of food, games, music and, of course, football. Capturing the atmosphere, games and spirit of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, this FREE festival at Tumbalong Park is open to football fans, families and fun-seekers from July 20 to August 20. Watch every game of the World Cup on giant screens, listen to music, and enjoy festival street food, as well as an official FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ merch shop and games where you can test your skills. See https://www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/campaigns/fifa-fan-festival

Photo credit: Michelle Haywood
Photo credit: Michelle Haywood
Photo credit: Michelle Haywood

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise was in Sydney in July for the premiere of his new Mission Impossible movie. Dead Reckoning Part One held its Australia premiere on July 3, 2023, at the Darling Harbour’s International Convention Centre (ICC) theatre.

Attendees included cast members Tom CruiseHayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Pom Klementieff. Director Christopher McQuarrie was also there. At the end of the night, a fireworks show celebrated the film’s release.

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