30th Anniversary Family Day at Government House

May 2017

For several years now, NSW Police Legatees have looked forward to and enjoyed the annual Family Day event. The special day provides a wonderful opportunity for our community to gather and enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends. This year, to mark the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of NSW Police Legacy, His Excellency, General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Hurley hosted a special “30th Anniversary NSW Police Legacy Family Day” at Government House.

The views of Sydney Harbour were spectacular from Government House and the autumn sun shone down over the magnificent gardens and ground of this historic site. The many families supported by NSW Police Legacy were treated as the Governor’s special guests for the day, enjoying a picnic in the gardens, fun and games for the children, and tours through Government House.

The Governor welcomed the Legatees gathered outside his grand sandstone residence, along with NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM and his family, and Inspector Paul Bousfield, Chairman NSW Police Legacy. An intricately decorated celebratory cake, baked by NSW Police Legacy staff member Sarah Clark, was cut in honour of the 30th anniversary and marked the start of the activities and games. The NSW Police Band thoroughly entertained guests with their eclectic playlist and masterful skill. 

NSW Police Legatees have often had to overcome difficult circumstances, and this special community engagement event was a wonderful way to let these families know that they are not alone, and that the sacrifices their families have made have not been forgotten. This unique day provided an opportunity for the families of our police Legatees, our original founders, and previous and current staff and directors to come together and celebrate the milestones and success of the last 30 years.