Latest News

16 Jun

2022 Blue Ribbon Ball

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

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.

 

Event Details

 

 

10 Jun

$250k first prize pack including two fully electric cars

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

You could win an Electric Duo 1st prize package worth $250,000. Take a spin in the iconic MINI Cooper SE Hatch and cruise around the city streets OR hit the open road in the spacious BMW iX xDrive40 SUV.
Plus with $32K in cashable gold included in the first prize
pack, you’re set for a super-charged adventure no matter where you decide to go!

Plus there is the chance to win hundreds of other great prizes. Raffle draw closes on Thurs 15 September 2002.

Good luck to all ticket holders !

Every ticket helps to fund our community and public hospital projects in honour of Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty.

 

Get your Tickets

 

 

03 Jun

Exclusive Constable T Bear Auction

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

We are excited to share the news that we our holding an online auction of selected Constable T Bears including the highly sought after Edition 1 & 2 Bears.

The Foundation released our very first Constable T Bear back in 2000 and Edition 1 is now especially valued by our collectors as are all the Bears that have sold out. With every new edition the Foundation has reserved a very limited number of Bears for quality and after sales service which we are now releasing for this auction.

Our current collectors have the opportunity to add to their collection or someone could start a new collection. We know that many people will be keen to secure one of these Constable T Bears so we felt that an auction provided the fairest opportunity for all.

Proceeds from the auction will assist the Foundation in funding hospital and community projects in honour of fallen police.

The auction is open until 17.00 AEST 22 June. To view the auction items and details about bidding please click here

02 Jun

Ararat Blue Ribbon Foundation branch 20th anniversary

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

On Friday 27 May, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our Ararat Blue Ribbon Foundation Branch at their annual Blue Ribbon Gala Dinner.

The Branch is led by a group of committed volunteers who generously give their time to honour the fallen and raise funds for the local Eastern Grampians Health Service for life saving facilities and equipment dedicated in honour of fallen Victoria Police members. At the Gala Dinner, we also celebrated the enormous contribution of the inaugural Branch President Terry Weeks who served from 2002 to 2022 until he passed away in February. His legacy will continue.

The local community and businesses including ACE Radio and AME Systems who support the Branch, turned out in force to help celebrate the 20th anniversary and raise funds to purchase a new X Ray machine for the local hospital.

Branch President Dianne Radford announced the Branch has achieved the incredible milestone of raising $1 million to honour fallen Victoria Police members. An amazing outcome for a small group of volunteers working together with their local community.

09 May

Dedication Ceremony in honour of Constable Edward O’Neill

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

On Tuesday 3 May, we were proud to honour the life and service of Constable Edward O’Neill with the dedication of the Oncology Treatment Ward at Wimmera Cancer Centre, Horsham named in his honour. It was a fitting tribute for Constable O’Neill who had served his country with distinction on the First World War battlefields and his state in his role with Victoria Police.
Constable O’Neill joined Victoria Police in December 1920 and sadly died 3 May 1922 from injuries sustained in an accident riding his police horse. He lived a life of serving his community and that service will continue with the new Oncology Treatment Ward facilities.
We thank all the members of the O’Neill family who joined us at the Ceremony and we also thank Acting Assistant Commissioner Deb Robertson who presented the Victoria Police Star to Ward O’Neill the grandson of Constable Edward O’Neill.
Congratulation to our Blue Ribbon Foundation Horsham and all their volunteers, sponsors and the local community for their commitment to see this dedication come to life.
Pic Credits : Paul Carracher
28 Apr

2022 Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Thank you to everyone that supported the 2022 Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk, both at Albert Park and all those who did the run/walk virtually. It was great to see so many teams from the community and all the various emergency services.
Congratulations to #VicPol Craigeburn team for winning the 5km Angela Taylor Memorial Shield and #VicPol Melbourne SOCIT for winning the 10km.
Thank you to 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 , Blue Knights LEMC – 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.
09 Mar

Hundreds of prizes to be won !

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

You could win a $250,000 1st prize package that includes an Audi E-Tron Sportsback worth $174,697 plus over $75K in gold!
Plus there is the chance to win hundreds of other great prizes. Raffle draw closes on Thurs 24 March 11.59pm AEST.

Good luck to all ticket holders !

Every ticket helps to fund our community and public hospital projects in honour of Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty.

 

Get your Tickets
01 Mar

Just arrived – New Constable T Bear

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

We are proud to dedicate the 20th Edition of Constable T. Bear to all members of the Water Police who do such amazing work to keep us safe on our waterways throughout Victoria.

Only 2,000 Bears have been commissioned for this limited edition release. Dressed in replica uniform, complete with life jacket, each Bear is individually numbered and packed in a presentation gift box.

 

https://copshop.com.au/product-category/constable-t-bear/

27 Jan

Australia Day Award – Blue Ribbon Foundation Horsham

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Congratulations to our Blue Ribbon Foundation Horsham branch on being awarded the Horsham Rural City Council Australia Day Event of the Year for their annual Commissioners Gala Dinner. We are thrilled their hard work and commitment has been recognised.
The volunteer committee, local community and sponsors have done an outstanding job in honouring police members and supporting their local hospital services.
This year the Blue Ribbon Foundation Horsham branch is celebrating their 15th anniversary.

Pictured : Dale Russell Branch President and Kelly Schilling Branch Secretary.
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