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05 Oct

Thank you for supporting Blue Ribbon Day

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Thank you for supporting Blue Ribbon Day 2021 National Police Remembrance and showing your respect to the fallen and appreciation for all those that serve our community. We know that Victoria Police members, veterans and the families are so grateful for the support of the community.

We thank our partners, Crown Resorts Foundation, Freemasons Foundation Victoria, Bank Vic , Woolworths, the Victorian State Government, Bunnings, PWC, DPR & Co, Motorola Solutions, Budget and ADA.  We also thank the many families, local councils and workplaces that helped us to ‘Turn the State Blue’.

We are so grateful to DPR&CO, Rapid Media and Hatched who designed and managed all the pro bono promotions to raise awareness and the media outlets that provided support.

To all our dedicated branch committees and volunteers across Victoria, thank you for giving your time and support for Blue Ribbon Day 2021

07 Jul

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Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

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23 Jun

Blue Ribbon Ball – tickets on sale

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

The annual Blue Ribbon Charity Ball is the premier event for the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation. It provides the opportunity for Victorians to come together and celebrate the work of the Foundation, whilst raising funds for community and public hospital projects named in honour of police officers who have died in the line of duty.

Event Details 2021
Palladium at Crown 8 Whiteman Street Southbank, VIC
Date: Friday 12 November 2021
Time: 7.00pm
Dress: Black Tie or Mess Dress

20 May

Concert to Remember

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

On May 9, we celebrated Mother’s Day with a very special ‘Concert to Remember’ featuring one of Australia’s internationally renowned musical theatre performers – Josh Piterman star of Phantom of the Opera London and Sydney, accompanied by leading Australian musical director, pianist and composer John Foreman OAM and Australian singer and musician Lisa Edwards. They were also be joined by Des Flanagan who will star in the upcoming Moulin Rouge The Musical and is a local to the north east region of Victoria.

This fundraising event was in honour of Victorian Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. Proceeds will go to the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation North-East branch supporting and investing back into local hospitals. It truly was a ‘Concert to Remember’ – thank you Josh Piterman, Des Flanagan, Lisa Edwards and John Foreman for your stunning performances.  

Special thanks to our North East Branch committee, Chief Commissioner Shane Patton, Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther and the sponsors and local community for supporting this event.

In honour of those that served and protected our community.

03 May

Remembrance Matches

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

May 1-2 was a big weekend of Remembrance Matches played in honour of those that have died in the line of duty whilst serving and protecting our community.

Saturday May 1, the AFL Blue Ribbon Cup was played for the 22nd year in honour of Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller. We thank the StKilda and Hawthorn football clubs for their on going support.

Also on Saturday, the Goulburn Valley League Blue Shield matches, played for over 20 years in remembrance of the fallen.

South Melbourne FC hosted the Tony Clarke Memorial Day, in honour of Senior Constable Tony Clarke.

On Sunday May 2, the Saints and Hawks played off in the Blue Ribbon Cup for the Victorian Wheelchair Football League with the Saints victorious.

To wrap up the weekend the VFL Blue Ribbon Cup was hotly contested by the Sandy Dragons and the Box Hill Hawks, the Hawks came away with the win and the Blue Ribbon Cup.

We thank all the Clubs, players, officials and the football community for their support.

11 Mar

Memorial Service John Forbes OAM

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

A memorial service to celebrate the life of our inaugural Chairman and good friend, John Forbes OAM, KSJ .

Date : Weds 17 March 2pm

Venue :Kangaroo Flat Sports Club, 1C Station Street Kangaroo Flat

Details :
John will be laid to rest in a private, family service that morning so the family have requested that the memorial service be a celebration of John’s life. All are welcome to attend.
This will be an outdoor event so comfortable attire is recommended and appropriate sun protection.

The memorial service will also be live streamed

To view the livestream of this service, go to livestream

09 Mar

Vale – John Forbes OAM

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

“John has such a significant impact on our Foundation and the lives of so many. He will be dearly missed”

Our Board, CEO and the Blue Ribbon Foundation family are so deeply saddened at the sudden passing of John Forbes OAM the first Chairman of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation.

John was a founding member of the Tynan-Eyre Memorial Foundation, which then became the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation in 1998. He was also well known by sporting greats across Australia and around the World; as the National Promotions Manager for Puma and as a good and trusted friend to so many.

John had such an amazing impact with his support of charity groups, community and sporting organisations. He will always be remembered.

Our deepest sympathies to his wife Fay, their sons David and Peter and the extended family. John was very much loved and respected, he will be greatly missed.

15 Jan

2021 Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Registrations are now open for the Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk to be held on Sunday, 18 April at Albert Park Lake.

We hope you can join us.

06 Nov

New Constable T Bears

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

We are excited to share the news that we are now releasing two new Constable T Bears.The first is our long awaited Edition 19 Constable T Bear – General Duties. Only a limited quantity of these Bears have have been commissioned for this special release.

The second Bear is exclusively available for Vic Pol members both current serving and veterans.Your Bear will be personalised with your name, rank and registered number.These Bears are available for pre-orders online now.

28 Oct

Thank you Bunnings

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

For many years Bunnings Warehouse Australia has been supporting our Foundation including Blue Ribbon Day.We are thrilled that they have now expanded their support. This year a portion of their festive lighting sales will be gifted to the Foundation and also Police Legacy organisations across Australia.We thank the Bunnings team for all their support. 🎄