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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. 🎄

28 Sep

Remembrance Service 29 Sept at 10am

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

This year, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, a virtual National Police Remembrance Day (Victoria) memorial service will be streamed on Victoria Police YouTube from 10am AEST on Tuesday 29 September, in lieu of a traditional service.

07 Sep

Blue Ribbon Day 2020

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

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 protect and serve our community and ensure that those who have fallen are never forgotten.

This year it means more than ever. 2020 has been a difficult year and it has been especially challenging for Victoria Police, tragically losing four members in April and now supporting our efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

We hope you will support our campaign to remember the 170 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.

There are many ways you can support Blue Ribbon Day :

Wear a blue ribbon – The blue ribbon is a visual symbol of your remembrance of the police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is also a symbol of support for our serving members. You can purchase ribbons to wear or display from our online store.

Donate to our Blue Ribbon Day Appeal – We remember lives by saving others. Building new and improved emergency facilities in Victorian hospitals that are then named in memory of fallen officers. You can donate any Woolworths Store in Victoria or you can Donate here

Turn Victoria Blue – Decorate your workplace, front fence or balcony in blue ribbons to show your support for Victoria Police. Visit our online store for Remembrance Kits and Ribbons.

Get involved on social media – Show your support via social media using the hashtags #BlueRibbonDay2020  #BRD2020

05 Aug

COVID Update – Stage 4

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

From midnight Wednesday 5 August the new COVID -19 Stage 4 business restrictions come into effect.

Our office in Moorabbin will be closed to the public however we will continue to respond to your emails and queries remotely. If you phone our office, please leave a message if no one is on site and we will call you back as soon as possible.

In line with the government guidelines we can continue to process your online orders with minimal staff on site whilst meeting our COVID Safe Plan obligations for the prevention and management of COVID-19, including development of a COVID Safe Plan.

We will process your orders as quickly as possible whilst meeting all the safe COVID 19 practices. Australia Post has experienced a surge in parcel deliveries so they may have some delays but rest assured you will get your delivery.

Thank you for all your support and please stay safe. We know this is a very challenging time for many people but try to stay positive as we will get through this.