Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk 2023

Thank you to everyone that came out in record numbers for the 2023 Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk at Albert Park and all those who did the run/walk virtually.
Thank you to everyone that organised and joined teams for today’s event. Team Academy Cruisers won the award for the Largest Team and Team MAC Pack for being the Leading Fundraising team.
Congratulations to #VicPol Craigeburn team for winning the 5km Angela Taylor Memorial Shield, defending their 2022 win and congratulations to Dulai Wurrung (AFP Melbourne) for winning the 10km Angela Taylor Memorial Shield.
Thank you to Angela’s parents Marilyn and Arthur Taylor for your continued support. .
We also thank Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton, our MC Lana Murphy from 9 News Melbourne, Victoria State Emergency Service, Victorian Road Runners , Port Phillip Rotary, Blue Knights – Victoria and all the volunteers for giving their time.
A special thanks to our principal partner BankVic and ESSSuper – Emergency Services & State Super for hosting our BBQ.
Running results are available –

This week, together with our Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat branch and East Grampians Health we hosted a Police Memorial Dedication Ceremony in Ararat to honour the life and service of fallen police members with medical facilities dedicated in their honour.

The ceremony featured the dedication of the new Blue Ribbon Foundation Wing of East Grampians Health Service (Ararat Hospital), which includes the Medical Imaging and Pathology Departments, which houses the new x-ray machine funded by the Ararat branch. The wing was dedicated in honour of the 175 Victoria Police officers who have died in the line of duty.  During the ceremony we re-dedicated previous memorial projects with the unveiling of new plaques which will feature at the hospital including the Urgent Care Centre, Emergency Helicopter Landing Pad and Medical Imaging Dept named in honour of Sergeant John McNally and the Perioperative Unit named in honour of Police Recruit Jason Bond.

The ceremony also included a special tribute to Terry Weeks APM OAM for his 20 years leadership of the Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat branch. Terry’s wife Pauline and their family unveiled a special tribute plaque that will be mounted at the Ararat Hospital in his honour.

We thank the eight serving and veteran police members who read the names of the 175 Victoria Police officers who have died in the line of duty, this was an emotional and moving part of the ceremony.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat Branch committee together with their volunteers and with amazing support from the local community and sponsors have given their time and resources over 21 years to raise an incredible $1 million to honour fallen Victoria Police members and support their local community hospital services. Their commitment to ‘Remembering Lives by Saving others’ has enabled this Dedication and contribution to East Grampians health to occur.

We thank the Chief Commissioner Shane Patton, East Grampians Health, Ararat Rural Council, local police members, the Weeks, Bond and Moore families and all our special guests that supported this dedication.



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Registrations are now open for the 2023 Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk – Sunday 23 April at Albert Park Lake.

This event is held in honour of Constable Angela Taylor and all Victoria Police members that have died serving and protecting our community.

Why not get together a group of friends, family or work colleagues and register as a team. You can choose to do the 5km walk, 5km or 10km run.
Police, Emergency Services, and Health Care teams can compete for the Angela Taylor Memorial Shield.

We thank the team at BankVic for their support as our Principal Partner for this event.

For further details and to register –…/angela-taylor-memorial-walkrun/

As we wind up a busy year, we wanted to say thank you to the many people that supported our Foundation throughout the year – community members, families, businesses, our ambassadors, sponsors and police members, we truly appreciate everything you do.

A special thank you to the many volunteers and committee members across Victoria who have generously given their time to support our work. We hope you enjoy some well-deserved rest.

We are taking a short break….our Moorabbin office will closed from 24 December until Monday 9 January.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas 🎄

Want to join our small team at the Blue Ribbon Foundation ?

We are currently recruiting for two roles – Community Engagement Manager and Communications Officer.
Both roles will help to support our mission to perpetuate the memory of Victoria Police employees who have died in the line of duty through the support of worthwhile community projects in Victoria.
For details for these roles please visit :
Blue Ribbon Day is 29 September, which coincides with National Police Remembrance Day. 💙
Blue Ribbon Day is commemorated throughout September and it is a chance for the community to say thank you to those who protect and serve our community and ensure that those who have fallen are never forgotten.
We hope you will support our campaign to remember the 174 Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and say thank you to all Victoria Police officers for their work in serving & protecting our community. Their work can often leave physical and emotional scars, giving thanks and showing your support means so much
Our work is to remember lives by saving others. Building new and improved emergency facilities in Victorian hospitals that are then named in memory of fallen officers. Proceeds from Blue Ribbon Day help to fund these projects named in their honour.

Last week, we were proud to work with our Greater Shepparton and Westgate Blue Ribbon Foundation branches to host Dedication Ceremonies honouring Victoria Police Members who had died in the line of duty.

On Wednesday 24 August, with our Greater Shepparton Blue Ribbon Foundation branch and Goulburn Valley Health we hosted a Police Memorial Dedication Ceremony in Shepparton to honour the life and service of five Victoria Police officers and dedicate a special memorial to all members who have died in the line of duty.

We honoured the life and service of Constable Victor Nelson (12 July 1925) and Senior Constable Ian Crilly (13 August 1994) with the dedication of the Shepparton Hospital (GV Health) Emergency Department Isolation Room attached to the Emergency Department named on their honour.
During the ceremony we also re-dedicated two existing units in the hospital – Ray Denman Short Stay Unit and the Eyre-Tynan Emergency Department which have been relocated and expanded with the re-development of the Shepparton Hospital.
On Friday 26 August, we joined with our Blue Ribbon Foundation Westgate Branch in honouring the life and service of Senior Constable Barry O’Donoghue and Constable Malroy John McDonald in a Police Memorial Dedication Ceremony at Sunshine. After 2 years of delays due to COVID it was such a privilege to come together to officially dedicate ‘The Emergency Diagnostic Service at Sunshine Hospital’ (Western Health) in honour of Senior Constable Barry O’Donoghue and Constable Malroy John McDonald.
Their community service will continue with these hospital emergency facilities at Shepparton and Sunshine hospitals saving lives in their honour. They will always be remembered.
We are looking forward to next Saturday when the Saints and Hawks will play for the Blue Ribbon Cup at Marvel Stadium.🏆
Established in 1999, the Blue Ribbon Cup is played in memory of Victoria Police officers Sergeant Gary Silk, and Senior Constable Rodney Miller who 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.
Thank you St Kilda Football Club & Hawthorn Football Club and the AFL community for your continued support.
Pic from 2019 Blue Ribbon Cup – Constable Guiney presented the match day football to officials.

After so many postponements (3 to be exact) our Blue Ribbon Charity Ball is now happening on Friday 11 November. If you want to join us, you will need to book soon as 85% of tickets have already been sold.


The ticket price includes a 3 course dinner, drinks and live entertainment, featuring the super talented and always fabulous Tim Campbell with his band. What a joy it will be to again dance and enjoy his live music.


Thank you to all our guests, partners and auction contributors who have stuck with us during all the delays.


Our principal partners BankVic, Australian Defence Apparel, Motorola Solutions and supporting partners MA Services Group, Uber, 9 News Melbourne, Encore and Crown Resorts Foundation.


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