Latest News – August 2023

21 Aug


Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Last week a memorial service was held at Prahran Police Station. The event marked 25 years since Sergeant Gary Silk & Senior Constable Rodney Miller were murdered in Cochranes Road, Moorabbin.

Family members joined members police members, present and past, for a moving ceremony that concluded with a flyover by the Victoria Police Airwing.

Following the service staff from Prahran & St Kilda police stations headed to Albert Park for the annual football and netball contests. Hotly contested, a lot of fun, and great catering courtesy of the Police Association.

Pictured are both teams who contested the footy and the winners of the best on ground medals from each team in netball and football.

14 Aug

Blue Ribbon Foundation supports Ultrasound project

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat Branch presented a cheque for $70,000 to East Grampians Health Service as part of its commitment to the purchase of a new Ultrasound system.

The donation is the first instalment in the project, with the Branch expecting to make another donation prior to Christmas and complete the full $135,000 project following the Grampians ‘Ride to Remember’ in February. The Ultrasound system was purchased and installed at EGHS recently, following the Branch’s commitment to the project.

Ararat Branch president Dianne Radford said the branch was pleased to be able to present the first instalment towards the ultrasound system.

“The Ultrasound system is another vital piece of equipment for the Medical Imaging Department, part of the recently dedicated Blue Ribbon Foundation Wing, which we are delighted to support.” Mrs Radford said.

EGHS chief executive Nick Bush thanked Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat Branch for its generous support of the Ultrasound system project.

“Through the Foundation, we are able to provide state of the art equipment and facilities, which would not be possible if not for this generosity and support.” Mr Bush said.

In demonstrating the ultrasound system to the Blue Ribbon Foundation members, EGHS

sonographer/radiographer Amy Ferguson said the new equipment was fantastic, easy to use and provided high quality images.

“It is the same ultrasound system we have in use in our other scanning rooms, so it makes it much more efficient for our staff to use,” she said.

Pictured are EGHS sonographer/radiographer Amy Ferguson, EGHS Director of Finance Tony

Roberts and Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat Branch president Dianne Radford.

02 Aug

AFL Blue Ribbon Cup

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Last Sunday we celebrated the life Sergeant Gary Silk, and Senior Constable Rodney Miller with the annual Hawthorn vs St Kilda Blue Ribbon Cup at Marvel Stadium.🏆

Established in 1999, the Blue Ribbon Cup is played in their memory after they were killed in the line of duty at Moorabbin 16 August 1998.

The Blue Ribbon Cup not only pays tribute to all our police members who have fallen in the line of duty but also acknowledges the work and dedication of those who continue to serve.

Rodney’s son Jimmy presented the Cup to winning team St Kilda, while nephew Jonathan and Acting Chief Commissioner Wendy Steendam presented the best on ground.

Thank you Hawthorn Football Club and St Kilda Football Club and the AFL community for your continued support. Also thanks to the Hawks Community Foundation for providing some of the on ground photos.