Shepparton’s Blue Ribbon Foundation committee has renewed its commitment to the community.RIAHN SMITH June 5, 2014 4:34am
Emmett Dunne, Superintendent Mick Sayer, Goulburn Valley Health chief executive Dale Fraser, Shepparton Blue Ribbon Foundation vice-president Gail Jenkins, president Dean Lloyd, and committee members Dave Bajada, Brent Ward and Glenn Gibson.
The revamped body that raises money for the community in honour of fallen police officers was yesterday relaunched at Shepparton Police Station.
Committee member and Freers Panel Works manager David Bajada joined the group in 2004 to make his community contribution, but said movement of committee members meant it had not been as active as they would have liked for some time.
‘‘It’s been a couple of years since we’ve really been in full swing,’’ Mr Bajada said.
‘‘It hadn’t fallen apart, but over the last three months it’s started to take off again.’’
Committee president and Youth Services Officer Senior Constable Dean Lloyd said the new Blue Ribbon team would be making themselves more visible in the community.
‘‘There’ll be a Blue Ribbon football match later this year and a community safe plate day at Bunnings,’’ he said.
‘‘The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia are a great supporter and they’ll be hosting a Blue Ribbon shoot as well.’’
Sen Const Lloyd said a recent appearance at a Shepparton Rotary Show earned about $1700 for the fundraising coffers.
He said the aim of the committee was to promote awareness about the role of police and to raise funds for Goulburn Valley Health.
‘‘It’s about us remember fallen members through donating to our community,’’ he said.
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