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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.

30 May

Memorial Dedication

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Today we were honoured to support the Memorial Dedication and award ceremony for Aimee Milne.

In July 1936, Senior Detective Milne and his wife Aimee were in bed by 11pm. At 3.20am the couple woke to find a bomb had been flung into their bedroom — Sen-Det Milne was the target.

Sen-Det Milne was seriously injured, but along with his two children, survived. Aimee Milne died at the scene.

Today, eight decades on, Mrs Milne is the first civilian to be awarded the prestigious Victoria Police Star. The honour was awarded by Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton to acknowledge the unique and often unpredictable dangers of police work.

Although Mrs Milne was not a police member, investigations found her death was intrinsically linked to her husband’s work.

Family members were present today, for the grave dedication and to accept the Victoria Police Star from the Chief Commissioner.

16 May

Play for Purpose Raffle

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Play for Purpose is a not-for-profit raffle raising money for charities and sporting clubs.

Every ticket has a one in 34 chance of winning a prize with 7,500 prizes to win. It’s never been so much fun to make a difference so grab a Play For Purpose ticket at https://playforpurpose.com.au/victoria-police-blue-ribbon

With a one in 34 chance of winning $500,000 worth of prizes, and a minimum of 50% of every ticket you buy going directly to the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation. Play For Purpose is the ultimate win-win raffle.




30 Apr

Record crowds for the Angela Taylor Memorial Run Walk

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Marilyn and Arthur Taylor at the start line for the Angela Taylor Memorial Run Walk

The Angela Taylor Memorial Run Walk was held on Sunday 28 April. It was so pleasing, that 30 years after this event first started that we had almost 1000 registered which is a record number of participants.  It is wonderful to see such strong support for our Police service. We have many community, police and emergency service individuals and teams including the SES, Ambulance Victoria, Australian Federal Police, Crimestoppers, the Police Association and CFA joining us.

All proceeds from the event will assist in funding a Critical Circulatory Support Service at Eastern Health’s Box Hill Hospital in honour of Victoria Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. This new service will be led by Eastern Health’s Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit teams. The funding will deliver equipment and establish a training centre to enable Eastern Health to provide artificial heart-lung support. This new service will save lives.

Event Photographs : https://www.facebook.com/pg/VicBlueRibbon/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2635340053147235