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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


20 Feb

Gippsland Branch donated to local hospital project

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Congratulations to our Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation – Gippsland Branch who yesterday donated $80,000 towards building stage 3 of the Gippsland Rotary Centenary House (GRCH). This is a community-based not-for-profit accommodation facility, for patients and their families who are attending the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre at Latrobe Regional Hospital.

The Gippsland branch committee has done amazing work to raise the funds and we sincerely thank the local community for their wonderful support. This will be dedicated to Victoria Police Officer/s who have died in the line of duty. Further details on the dedication will be announced once stage 3 of the works is completed.

29 Jan

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 28 April 2019.

For further details and registrations

13 Dec

Dedication – Constable Neil Clinch, VA

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

 

This week, our Foundation was proud to honour the life and service of Constable Neil Clinch with a dedication ceremony at Northern Hospital. The new Paediatric Emergency High Acuity Unit at Northern Hospital named in his honour will help save precious young lives. We congratulate our Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation – Northern Metro Branch for their vision and commitment to see this dedication come to life.

Tragically, Constable Neil Clinch was killed whilst on duty – 5 April 1987 – he will never be forgotten.

Elvie Clinch (Neil’s mother) and the broader Clinch family joined us for the ceremony. Assistant Commissioner Russell Barrett presented Elvie with Neil’s Police Valour Award, the highest police award for bravery. 

 

Details of the hospital dedication

 

02 Oct

Jersey Boys Charity Performance

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

 

The international blockbuster musical JERSEY BOYS is coming to Melbourne in 2019 and will hold a very special one night performance dedicated to four important charities raising funds for great causes.

We are very fortunate to be one of the charities that will benefit from this special performance, with $50 of every ticket sale to be distributed between the four charities.

Jersey Boys Charity Performance tickets are now on sale for Friday 1 March 2019 at Regent Theatre, Melbourne. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/130054F472DF10B7…

JERSEY BOYS is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop sensations of all time. The musical features the Four Season’s hits including Big Girls Don’t Cry, Sherry, and Can’t Take My Eyes off you.

27 Sep

Victoria Police Officers added to the Honour Roll

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

This year Victoria Police recognises and remembers five police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while on duty.  These officers will be honoured with their place on the Police Memorial Honour Wall and the Honour Roll.

Click on names for further information on these Officers :

10 Sep

Woolworths supporting Blue Ribbon Day

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

A big thank you to Woolworths who are helping us to kick goals for Blue Ribbon Day.
Until 2 October you can donate or purchase a $2 footy jumper token at Woolworths Victorian supermarkets. You can add your name to the token to be displayed instore as a public show of support.

100% of funds raised goes to the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation to continue our work in supporting public hospitals with life saving projects honouring the 159 police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

http://remember.org.au/ou…/current-public-hospital-projects/

 

 

31 Aug

Spirit of Sport

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Across Victoria many sporting clubs are presenting their Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation ‘Spirit of Sports’ awards.

We were honoured to recently attend the Colac District Football and Netball league end of season awards for junior football and netball.

Pictured are the weekly winners of the Blue Ribbon Foundation Spirit of Sport awards for Boys football under 17.5 and girls netball 17.5 & under – who were presented with the medals. The overall Spirit of Sport player of the year winner was Western Eagles Oliver McGuane.

The Spirit of Sport Awards Program was created to reward young participants in team sport for sportsmanship, fair play and mutual respect. In partnership with various sporting bodies and Victoria Police the program is widely supported in football and netball throughout country Victoria.

We congratulate these winners and others from across Victoria.

Click here for more information on  the ‘Spirit of Sports’ program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pics provided by the Colac Herald.

21 Aug

AFL Blue Ribbon Cup

Posted by: Blue Ribbon Foundation

Thank you to everyone that supported the AFL Blue Ribbon Cup- St Kilda Football Club, Hawthorn Football Club, the Silk & Miller families, the Tynan & Eyre families, the footy fans, Victoria Police and our wonderful volunteers.

The donations will help us to fund a new lifesaving service at Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health. This new service will be led by Eastern Health’s Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit teams. The new service will be dedicated to all 159 police officers who have died in the line of duty.