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07 May

Thank you

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Thank you to everyone that has shown their respect for the four fallen Victoria Police Officers by turning our state blue with ribbons, balloons and lights shining in blue.

During such a tragic time, it has been heart warming to see the photos you have shared with us showing your tributes and respect for all Victoria Police members.

What a wonderful community we have.

22 Apr

In remembrance

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation – Board, CEO, staff and volunteers wish to express our deep sadness and shock at the tragic death of the four Victoria Police members. Such a tragic loss that will be felt deeply by us all.

Our heartfelt condolences to their families, friends and police colleagues for their loss. Our heart goes out to all the police and emergency service teams that attended the scene.

A tragic day for our community. 💔

You can pay tribute to the fallen :

You can show your support for Victoria Police by updating your profile pic with the symbol of police remembrance – the blue ribbon 💙

https://twibbon.com/support/in-their-honour

You can also make a contribution in their honour which will support the families and the Police Mental Health fund, this can be done via https://remember.org.au/donate/ or http://www.policelegacyvic.org.au/

You can also download a blue ribbon poster which is the national symbol of police remembrance, add your message and display it on your front gate or fence – download here

21 Apr

COVID 19 Appeal

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation has a long history of supporting hospitals throughout Victoria.  In fact, the Foundation has just dedicated its 57th living memorial, named in honour of a member/s of Victoria Police who died protecting our community.  Each and every hospital project aims to do just that – remember lives by saving others.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic,  now more than ever, we need to all work together as communities to support our hospitals and dedicated health care teams.

After consulting with a number of hospitals we know that the most important equipment is going to be ventilators and other respiratory and emergency equipment. So, we’ve launched an appeal so that Victorians who are able to, can make a contribution to help buy more of this vital equipment for their LOCAL hospital.

100% of the donations will be given to the hospitals nominated to support their lifesaving work during this health crisis.

For details https://remember.org.au/our-work/current-public-hospital-projects/

25 Feb

New Eastern Metro Branch

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

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We are excited to share the news that our Board recently approved the formation of a new Eastern Metro Branch to expand on the work already being done in this region of Melbourne. This new branch will 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.

We are proud of our recent projects in the Eastern region of Melbourne including our largest hospital project the Critical Circulatory Support Service at Box Hill Hospital, providing artificial heart-lung support to critically ill patients and our current project to fund a significant upgrade of the women and children’s precinct at the Angliss Hospital, located in Ferntree Gully.

On Thursday 12th March, 2020 a meeting will be held in Box Hill, to formalize the Eastern Metro branch and to elect a committee.  If you are interested in attending the meeting or supporting the new Eastern Metro Branch please contact our office on 9555 8000 or via email admin@remember.org.au

21 Feb

Protective Services Officer Bear

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Limited – Protective Services Officer Bear

We are offering a very limited quantity of Protective Services Officer Bears for sale. Previously they have only been available to Protective Services Officer graduates and their families.

Protective Services Officers fulfill key roles for Victoria Police in protecting the community at our railway stations, public buildings and supporting our major events.

Standing at 42cm, every bear has been manufactured to very exacting detail and supplied in a presentation box.

https://copshop.com.au/product/protective-service-officer-bear/

18 Dec

Registrations Open

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Registrations are open for the 2020 Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk to be held on Sunday 19 April.

For further details and registrations https://remember.org.au/events/angela-taylor-memorial-walkrun/

27 Nov

Blue Ribbon Ball

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

We thank everyone that supported our Blue Ribbon Foundation Ball held on Friday 22 November. All proceeds from our event will help to fund a significant upgrade of the women and children’s precinct at the Angliss Hospital, located in Ferntree Gully. This would include enhancing the delivery suites, post-natal and antenatal areas. The project will be dedicated to Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty.

To our volunteers, guests and amazing sponsors BankVic, DataDot Technology, #LotusEnergy, #MAservices, #ScentreGroupWestfield and #ADA thank you just doesn’t seem enough.

The winners of our major raffle were :

1st Prize Joshua H (Bali Trip), 2nd Prize Jacqui M (Crown Vouchers), 3rd Prize Adam W (Samsonite Luggage Set), 4th Prize Sam H Pancake Parlour vouchers and 5th Prize Joshua H (Cruden Farm tour and 1 doz wine)

26 Sep

Dedication Ceremony – Box Hill Hospital

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

19 September 2019

On Thursday 19 September, we held a Dedication Ceremony for the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation ‘Critical Circulatory Support Service’ at Eastern Health’s Box Hill Hospital. This project is in honour of all Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. This new service is led by Eastern Health’s Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit teams. The funding delivered equipment and established a simulation training centre to enable Eastern Health to provide life saving artificial heart-lung support. This new service will allow Box Hill Hospital to immediately rescue and best treat any patient experiencing life threatening heart or lung failure.

Each and every name of the Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty  will be displayed on a plaque at Box Hill hospital so that those who have use of this life-saving facility will know that the price of its existence extends far beyond the financial cost.

We thank the families of Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty for joining us at the ceremony. We also thank all our speakers, and those who provided support to this project.

04 Sep

Blue Ribbon Day 2019

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Please support Blue Ribbon Day

Blue Ribbon Day is 29 September, which coincides with National Police Remembrance Day. Blue Ribbon Day is a chance for the community to say thank you to those who put themselves in harm’s way, and ensure that those who have fallen are not forgotten.

We hope you will support our campaign to say thank you to Victoria Police officers for their work in serving & protecting our community whilst also remembering the 164 members who have died in the line of duty.

There are many ways for Victorians to support Blue Ribbon Day. You can  buy a Blue Ribbon or donate to the Blue Ribbon Day Appeal.  You could also share a thank you message to Victoria Police officers via social media using the hashtags #thankyouVicPol #BlueRibbonDay2019

https://remember.org.au/events/blue-ribbon-day/get-involved/

15 Jul

2019 Blue Ribbon Foundation Award winners announced

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Top right – Neil Soullier and Shane Patton with Mark Kennedy and Mark Byers who accepted the 2019 Police Officer of the Year award on behalf of LSC Paula Allen Bottom Left – Mark Lewer, Natasha Lewer with Jett and Tess. The John Forbes Community Sport Award was posthumously awarded to Alan Lewer. Bottom Right – Community Service Award Winners – Somerville Junior Football Club with Neil Soullier and Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton

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 9 July 2019 our Chairman David Mann and CEO Neil Soullier were proud to present our 2019 Blue Ribbon Foundation Awards, the recipients were :

  • Community Service Awards – Somerville Junior Football Club, Gail Jenkins and Rodney Rigby.
  • Chairman’s Award Pat Boyle, Campbell Mill and Jenny Davis,
  • John Forbes Community Sports Award – Alan Lewer ,
  • Frank Green Memorial Award – Victoria Police Legacy,
  • Police Officer of the Year Award – Paula Allen

We also thank our guest speakers – Acting, Chief Commissioner Shane Patton, Squad 29 & 30 Constable Dain Fay and our MC Alexandra West from our Blue Ribbon Foundation – Mildura Branch. Thank you to Squad 29 & 30 who supported our event this morning, we wish them all success in their police career.