In tough times Brisbane Lions fans continue to show their true colours.
The scheduled Anzac Day match between the Lions and Swans at the Gabba didn’t go ahead due to the temporary postponement of the premiership season caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.
But it didn’t stop Lions fans breaking a club fundraising record for Legacy.
The specially designed guernseys weren’t worn on the field but the pair, signed by Dayne Zorko and Harris Andrews, proved to be a hot auction item.
Winning bidders Jamie Barbour and Michael Buda are now the proud owners of the only 2020 Anzac Day guernseys in existence.
Legacy Brisbane CEO Brendan Cox said the organisation, which has supported the partners and children of those who gave their lives or health for our country for close to 100 years, relied heavily on the generosity of the community.
He thanked the Lions family for their commitment to the cause during a period of such uncertainty.
"With ANZAC Day gatherings rightfully cancelled to protect Australians from the spread of COVID 19, Legacy Brisbane’s peak fundraising period was also decimated,’’ he said.
“Along with the many thousands of Brisbane Lions fans, we were incredibly disappointed when the ANZAC Day match couldn't go ahead.
“As the beneficiary charity of the game and with many Legacy family members planning to attend the match, the decision hit us particularly hard.
“We are delighted that Lions fans have dug deep to support Legacy through the auction of these two extremely limited editions guernseys. We look forward to continuing our close relationship with the Brisbane Lions."
Across South-East, Central and Western Queensland, Legacy Brisbane supports 6,500 widows and widowers, 209 youth and 153 people with a disability.
The organisation relies on an army of 415 volunteers (known as Legatees).