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13 Dec

Dedication – Constable Neil Clinch, VA

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation


This week, our Foundation was proud to honour the life and service of Constable Neil Clinch with a dedication ceremony at Northern Hospital. The new Paediatric Emergency High Acuity Unit at Northern Hospital named in his honour will help save precious young lives. We congratulate our Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation – Northern Metro Branch for their vision and commitment to see this dedication come to life.

Tragically, Constable Neil Clinch was killed whilst on duty – 5 April 1987 – he will never be forgotten.

Elvie Clinch (Neil’s mother) and the broader Clinch family joined us for the ceremony. Assistant Commissioner Russell Barrett presented Elvie with Neil’s Police Valour Award, the highest police award for bravery. 


Details of the hospital dedication


02 Oct

Jersey Boys Charity Performance

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation


The international blockbuster musical JERSEY BOYS is coming to Melbourne in 2019 and will hold a very special one night performance dedicated to four important charities raising funds for great causes.

We are very fortunate to be one of the charities that will benefit from this special performance, with $50 of every ticket sale to be distributed between the four charities.

Jersey Boys Charity Performance tickets are now on sale for Friday 1 March 2019 at Regent Theatre, Melbourne. Tickets can be purchased here:…

JERSEY BOYS is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop sensations of all time. The musical features the Four Season’s hits including Big Girls Don’t Cry, Sherry, and Can’t Take My Eyes off you.

27 Sep

Victoria Police Officers added to the Honour Roll

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

This year Victoria Police recognises and remembers five police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while on duty.  These officers will be honoured with their place on the Police Memorial Honour Wall and the Honour Roll.

Click on names for further information on these Officers :

10 Sep

Woolworths supporting Blue Ribbon Day

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

A big thank you to Woolworths who are helping us to kick goals for Blue Ribbon Day.
Until 2 October you can donate or purchase a $2 footy jumper token at Woolworths Victorian supermarkets. You can add your name to the token to be displayed instore as a public show of support.

100% of funds raised goes to the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation to continue our work in supporting public hospitals with life saving projects honouring the 159 police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.…/current-public-hospital-projects/



31 Aug

Spirit of Sport

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Across Victoria many sporting clubs are presenting their Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation ‘Spirit of Sports’ awards.

We were honoured to recently attend the Colac District Football and Netball league end of season awards for junior football and netball.

Pictured are the weekly winners of the Blue Ribbon Foundation Spirit of Sport awards for Boys football under 17.5 and girls netball 17.5 & under – who were presented with the medals. The overall Spirit of Sport player of the year winner was Western Eagles Oliver McGuane.

The Spirit of Sport Awards Program was created to reward young participants in team sport for sportsmanship, fair play and mutual respect. In partnership with various sporting bodies and Victoria Police the program is widely supported in football and netball throughout country Victoria.

We congratulate these winners and others from across Victoria.

Click here for more information on  the ‘Spirit of Sports’ program








Pics provided by the Colac Herald.

21 Aug

AFL Blue Ribbon Cup

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Thank you to everyone that supported the AFL Blue Ribbon Cup- St Kilda Football Club, Hawthorn Football Club, the Silk & Miller families, the Tynan & Eyre families, the footy fans, Victoria Police and our wonderful volunteers.

The donations will help us to fund a new lifesaving service at Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health. This new service will be led by Eastern Health’s Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit teams. The new service will be dedicated to all 159 police officers who have died in the line of duty.

12 Jul

2018 Blue Ribbon Foundation Award winners announced

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

We value the opportunity to provide recognition for individuals, businesses and/or groups that make a significant contribution to the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation and the community.

On Tuesday 10 July 2018 our Chairman David Mann and CEO Neil Soullier were proud to present our 2018 Blue Ribbon Foundation Awards, the recipients were :

  • 2018 Police Officer of the Year – Glenn Holland
  • 2018 Frank Green Memorial Award – Dentsu Aegis Network
  • 2018 Chairman’s Award – Simon Nash
  • 2018 John Forbes Community Sports Award – Victoria Police Cricket Club
  • 2018 Community Service Award – Blue Gum and Reece






Pic :  Chairman David Mann, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton and Police Officer of the Year – Glenn Holland




10 Apr

Nominations Open – Police Officer of the year

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Nominations are now open for the Blue Ribbon Foundation Police Officer of the Year award. This award recognises the outstanding contribution the recipient has made to the community.

This is your opportunity to nominate a member or colleague of Victoria Police who has made a valued and sustained contribution to the community that is considered above and beyond the call of duty.

Nominations for this Award close on May 31st and every nomination will be considered by our selection panel.

For further details and nomination form

06 Feb

Grampians ‘Ride to Remember’

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Grampians ‘Ride to Remember’ was held on Sunday 4 Feb and was a huge success, we congratulate the Ararat Branch and the sub committee involved in organising this event. Over 500 riders supported the event with the 234km ride through the Grampians district. Proceeds of this event will go towards vital medical facilities and equipment for the East Grampians Health Service.

View photos from the event here.


01 Jan

Inside Story Events

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Our Bendigo and Shepparton branches are both holding Inside Story events. Inside Story events provide you with a rare insight into the police investigations undertaken to solve some of Victoria’s most notable crimes. Presentations by the lead detectives will give you a chance to see and hear details not covered by the media and gain an understanding of those prosecuted.

Events details and tickets here.