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June 2022: Blue Ribbon Ball

After a very long break, the dance floor reopens!

June 2022: Chair's Report

Gary's final word as Chair of Police Legacy

June 2022: Hazel Donaldson 101

Hazel Donaldson's Uluru adventures

June 2022: Sydney Metro 1000

The Metro karting challenge roars back to life

June 2022: Remembrance Bike Ride

Finally, it's time to ride!

March 2022: Burns Scholarship Winners

See the latest Sean Burns Scholarship winners

March 2022: Chair's Report

Out and about in a New Year

March 2022: Meet Nala

Meet the newest addition to the Williams family

March 2022: Wall to Wall Ride Presentation

Presentation of a mighty cheque!

Dec 2021: Chair's Report

The Chair's view on 2021

Dec 2021: COO's Report

Updates on another difficult year

Dec 2021: National Police Legacies Conference

Police Legacy leaders Zoom in from around Australia

Dec 2021: National Police Remembrance Day

Our second Covid-limited remembrance day

Dec 2021: Remembrance Bike Ride - Satellite Events

Satellite riders take off!

Dec 2021: Scholarship Updates

Read the latest on your successful young Legatees

Sept 2021: Social Connection Events

For 30 years we've been running social connection events 

Sept 2021: Sharon Clark

Sharon Clark is Returning and Earning for the Police Family

Sept 2021: Scholarships Update

Two opportunities

Sept 2021: Police Bank

Formalising the partnership with Police Bank

Sept 2021: Chair's Report

All the latest from Det Supt Gary Merryweather

June 2021: Outward Bound

Two intrepid Police Legatees head into the wild

June 2021: 18-25 Camp

Flooding didn't stop the fun

June 2021: Put a ring on it

Love is in the air!

June 2021: Amy Gobert at 106

Happiest of birthdays to our Police Legatee

June 2021: Chair's Report

The state of play halfway through 2021

April 2021: Blue Ribbon Leadership Dinner

Commissioner Fuller on leadership

March 2021: Adventure Camp

Milson Island fun

March 2021: BACKUP Report

Esther Mckay's last BACKUP for Life update

March 2021: Chair's Report

We hit the ground running

March 2021: Tara's Gift

Ainsley Baker wins the scholarship

Feb 2021: Reuniting Memories

Precious symbols of hope 

Dec 2020: Chair's Report

Updates from a strange year

Dec 2020: COO's report

Kellie reflects on the year that was

Dec 2020: Police Remembrance Day

A very different day of remembrance

Dec 2020: Thelma Tuckey Makes the Ton!

One hundred years and going strong

Dec 2020: BACKUP for Life

Workshops in a time of COVID

Dec 2020: Scholarships!

Celebrating our bright young things

Sept 2020: BACKUP for Life

Counselling and more

Sept 2020: Busy Bee Legatee!

Keeping our kids occupied

Sept 2020: Callum Strikes the Perfect Note

The piano man cometh

Sept 2020: Community Support Update

Welcoming Nicole Hawick

Sept 2020: Chair's Report

The only thing certain is change

Sept 2020: Shave to Save

Let down your golden hair

Sept 2020: New Board Members

Welcoming Craig Partridge and Scott Whyte

Sept 2020: Pave your name in history

Launching the Queanbeyan Paver Project

June 2020: COO's report

Coming together in times of crisis

June 2020: Chair's Report

Reflecting on the changing times

June 2020: A New National Patron

Big news from the Governor-General!

June 2020: BACKUP for Life Update

Our workshops program back on

June 2020: Community Support Team news

Facing the challenges of this time

June 2020: A Surprise for Grace Kupa

Your wellbeing is our main concern

June 2020: Hatching a fresh start

Congratulations to Police Legatee Eline Veitch-Eddy!

March 2020: Our response to COVID-19

Your wellbeing is our main concern

February 2020: A New Life Member

Welcoming Paul Martin to our Honour Roll

February 2020: From the Chair

Updates from Det Supt Gary Merryweather

February 2020: Kids' Adventure Camp

An adventurous start to our adventure camp

February 2020: Albert Pont

Celebrating the life of Snr Cst Albert Pont

February 2020: Leisa Doherty

Welcoming Leisa into her new role

February 2020: JoJo Siwa

A fun night out for our young Police Legatees

February 2020: Scholarships Update

Education grants and prizes

February 2020: BACKUP for Life Update

BACKUP for Life kicks off the year

December 2019: From the Chief Operating Officer

Our COO Kellie Cooper reflects on the year just passed

December 2019: From the Chair

Chair Det Supt Gary Merryweather wraps up 2019

December: Pedal for Pam

Snr Cst Anthony New's epic ride

December: Police Boxing

An incredible night of boxing for a cause

December: Gwen Martin

Inspector Gwen Martin (retd.) has seen a thing or two

December 2019: BACKUP update

More workshops, more progress!

December: Fundraising Updates

Our fundraisers are truly epic

December 2019: Remembering Frances Pirie

Frances Josephine Pirie, RIP

December 2019: Staff Updates

Farewell from Karen Murphy

October 2019: Beat the Blue

A massive night at Sydney Motorsport Park

October 2019: Commissioner's Scholarships 

Three very deserving young Police Legatees awarded

October 2019: New Board Member Lisa Collins

A warm welcome to our new Community Representative

October 2019: Chair's Report

Police Remembrance Day in the spotlight

September 2019: Fundraising Updates

GWS Giants get on board!

August 2019: Chair's Report

A roundup from Det Supt Gary Merryweather. 

August 2019: Family Day

Another wonderful day at Govt House.

August 2019: July Kids'Camp

Much fun was had.

August 2019: Fundraising Updates

Remembrance Cup Cycling Classic.

August 2019: BACKUP for Life

BACKUP for Life on the road.

July 2019: Supt Robert Redfern

Superintendent Robert Redfern's Retirement.

July 2019:  Moving Through Grief as a Family

Our second family weekend, at Quest for Life.

July 2019: Bill Crews Scholarship

Applications now open.

June 2019: Vivien Calavassy

Up close and personal with one of our Kokoda Trekkers.

June 2019: Westfield Local Heroes

Three of our volunteers recognised for their service.

June 2019: Remembrance Bike Ride

Jack and Ben Goodwin steal the show!

June 2019: Chair's Report

News from Kokoda!

June 2019: Welcome Kellie Cooper

Please welcome our new Chief Operating Officer.

June 2019: Buns for BACKUP

Robert Breed making dough for Police Legacy!

May 2019: Scam Alert

Please be careful online.

April 2019: Chair's Report

A round up from Det Supt Gary Merryweather.

April 2019: Over 18s Camp

Our first ever 18-25 year-old camp, on Cockatoo Island. 

April 2019: Great Northern Road Trip

Gary and Leisa head north.

March 2019: Remembrance Bike Ride Profile

Anthony Lloyd rides for his ex-police mates.

February 2019: Remembrance Bike Ride Profile

Brooke Notley's long and winding road.

February 2019: Remembrance Bike Ride Profile

Peter Haydon: true dedication.

February 2019: From the Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Svoboda's final COO Report

February 2019: With Thanks to our Patrons

We say thank you for dedicated service.

February 2019: Kids' Adventure Camp

Another fantastic voyage!

February 2019: BACKUP for Life CEC Report

The BACKUP for Life research is in.

February 2019: Scholarships Update

All the latest opportunities for our Police Legatees.

February 2019: NSW Police Legacy Parents' Network

Helping us to connect parents of NSW Police Officers who have passed away.

February 2019: Chair's Report

The latest from our Chair Det Supt Gary Merryweather.

January 2019: Glen Innes Critical Incident Appeal

We launch our appeal for the two officers shot during an incident at Glen Innes

December 2018: Kids' Christmas Party

Fun at the Santa Spectacular!

December 2018: WorkSafe Solutions Graduation

The final "Class of 2018" graduate in the NSWPL offices

December: Christmas Luncheon

Doltone House transformed by the spirit of our Police Legatees

December 2018: Chair's Report

Det Supt Gary Merryweather sums up the year

December 2018: Fundraising Updates

Jason Baker Memorial Cup; Castle Hill Art Society

November 2018: Police Boxing

UK Vs Aust at our biggest fight night yet!

November 2018: Mounted Unit Open Day

2,000 people through the doors in Redfern!

November2018 : BACKUP for Life Expo

Our third annual Expo a resounding success

October 2018: Volunteer Training Day

Another successful training day at Balmain Marine Area Command

October 2018: Chair's Report

Det Supt Gary Merryweather's second Chair's Report 

October 2018: From the Chief Operating Officer

A report from Elizabeth Svoboda, Chief Operating Officer

October  2018: Police Legacy Thank You Night

A star-studded evening in celebration of all our supporters!

October 2018: Scholarships Update

Morgan Hill Scholarship, Sean Burns Scholarship, Bill Crews Scholarship

October 2018: Fundraising Updates

The Brisbane Water Paddle and "Do the 5" raise money for our charity

October 2018: New Zealand Kids' Adventure Camp

Adventures in the land of the long white cloud

August 2018: Chair’s Report

Det Supt Gary Merryweather’s first report as Chair of NSW Police Legacy

July 2018: Volunteer Training Day

Police Legacy volunteers from around the state get together for training

July 2018: PANSW Conference

NSW Police Legacy attends the Police Association Conference

June 2018: Family Day

Another glorious occasion at Government House

June 2018: Farewell from Chair Paul Bousfield

After many years of dedicated service, Paul says goodbye

June 2018: Volunteer Profile

Profiling 87-year-old volunteer George Gaal

May 2018: Welcome to our new Chair!

We welcome Detective Superintendent Gary Merryweather APM to the position of Chair

May 2018: Kokoda Trek 2018 – A personal perspective

Police Legatees Blake Brotherson shares his experiences of the 2018 Kokoda Trek

April 2018: Remembrance Bike Ride

Our dedicated riders raise more than $110,000 for the police family

April 2018: Chair's Report April 2018

Words from Chair Paul Bousfield

April 2018: Bill Crews Scholarship Presentation

Probationary Constable Emma Bailey the first recipient of the scholarship

April 2018: Legatee Profile - Caitlin Robinson

Legatee Caitlin Robinson takes time out from her training at Goulburn Police Academy to talk to us

April 2018: Kokoda Golf Day

The annual Charity Golf Day raises more than $30,000

February 2018: Remembrance Ride - Six Years Strong

Six years on, the Remembrance Riders are showing no sign of slowing down

February 2018: January Adventure Camp

For the 29th year in a row a group of young Legatees go on an adventure

February 2018: On the job - Police Chaplain Daniel Connor

We talk with Senior Police Chaplain Daniel Connor about his work

January: Amy Taylor - Trailblazer

Amy Taylor was the first policewoman in uniform in NSW

December 2017: Annual Christmas Luncheon

Each year, NSW Police Legacy hosts an annual Christmas Luncheon

November 2017: Police Boxing 

Police Boxing a roaring success

November 2017: Children's Christmas Party

Luna Park fun at our annual Children's Christmas Party

November 2017: BACKUP for Life Expo

The first BACKUP for Life Expo a resounding success

September 2017: National Police Remembrance Day

The National Police Remembrance Day commemorates service and sacrifice

September 2017: Graeme Donnelly Cup

The 5th annual Graeme Donnelly Cup continues the tradition

September 2017: Blue Ribbon Ball 2017

Blue Ribbon Ball held at the Sydney International Convention Centre

July 2017: Bill Crews Cup

Each year members of the NSW police community compete in the annual Bill Crews Cup

July 2017: July Adventure Camp

35 police legatees gather at Sydney Airport to head off on the journey of a lifetime

June 2017: Inclusion of special constables

NSW Police Legacy announce their support of Special Constables of the NSW Police Force

May 2017: 30th Anniversary Family Day at Government House

Police Legatees look forward all year to this annual event

May 2017: AGM 2017

We welcome four new Directors to the Board of Management

April 2017: Remembrance Bike Ride 2017

The fifth year of the ride goes bigger then ever