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2 March 2021: Adventure Camp

Milson Island fun

2 March 2021: BACKUP Report

Esther Mckay's last BACKUP for Life update

2 March 2021: Chair's Report

We hit the ground running

2 March 2021: Tara's Gift

Ainsley Baker wins the scholarship

23 Feb 2021: Reuniting Memories

Precious symbols of hope 

1 Dec 2020: Chair's Report

Updates from a strange year

1 Dec 2020: COO's report

Kellie reflects on the year that was

1 Dec 2020: Police Remembrance Day

A very different day of remembrance

1 Dec 2020: Thelma Tuckey Makes the Ton!

One hundred years and going strong

1 Dec 2020: BACKUP for Life

Workshops in a time of COVID

1 Dec 2020: Scholarships!

Celebrating our bright young things

1 Sept 2020: BACKUP for Life

Counselling and more

1 Sept 2020: Busy Bee Legatee!

Keeping our kids occupied

1 Sept 2020: Callum Strikes the Perfect Note

The piano man cometh

1 Sept 2020: Community Support Update

Welcoming Nicole Hawick

1 Sept 2020: Chair's Report

The only thing certain is change

1 Sept 2020: Shave to Save

Let down your golden hair

1 Sept 2020: New Board Members

Welcoming Craig Partridge and Scott Whyte

1 Sept 2020: Pave your name in history

Launching the Queanbeyan Paver Project

3 June 2020: COO's report

Coming together in times of crisis

3 June 2020: Chair's Report

Reflecting on the changing times

2 June 2020: A New National Patron

Big news from the Governor-General!

2 June 2020: BACKUP for Life Update

Our workshops program back on

2 June 2020: Community Support Team news

Facing the challenges of this time

1 June 2020: A Surprise for Grace Kupa

Your wellbeing is our main concern

1 June 2020: Hatching a fresh start

Congratulations to Police Legatee Eline Veitch-Eddy!

16 March 2020: Our response to COVID-19

Your wellbeing is our main concern

19 February 2020: A New Life Member

Welcoming Paul Martin to our Honour Roll

18 February 2020: From the Chair

Updates from Det Supt Gary Merryweather

17 February 2020: Kids' Adventure Camp

An adventurous start to our adventure camp

16 February 2020: Albert Pont

Celebrating the life of Snr Cst Albert Pont

15 February 2020: Leisa Doherty

Welcoming Leisa into her new role

14 February 2020: JoJo Siwa

A fun night out for our young Police Legatees

14 February 2020: Scholarships Update

Education grants and prizes

13 February 2020: BACKUP for Life Update

BACKUP for Life kicks off the year

4 December 2019: From the Chief Operating Officer

Our COO Kellie Cooper reflects on the year just passed

4 December 2019: From the Chair

Chair Det Supt Gary Merryweather wraps up 2019

3 December: Pedal for Pam

Snr Cst Anthony New's epic ride

3 December: Police Boxing

An incredible night of boxing for a cause

3 December: Gwen Martin

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

2 December 2019: BACKUP update

More workshops, more progress!

2 December: Fundraising Updates

Our fundraisers are truly epic

2 December 2019: Remembering Frances Pirie

Frances Josephine Pirie, RIP

2 December 2019: Staff Updates

Farewell from Karen Murphy

4 October 2019: Beat the Blue

A massive night at Sydney Motorsport Park

4 October 2019: Commissioner's Scholarships 

Three very deserving young Police Legatees awarded

4 October 2019: New Board Member Lisa Collins

A warm welcome to our new Community Representative

4 October 2019: Chair's Report

Police Remembrance Day in the spotlight

27 September 2019: Fundraising Updates

GWS Giants get on board!

4 August 2019: Chair's Report

A roundup from Det Supt Gary Merryweather. 

3 August 2019: Family Day

Another wonderful day at Govt House.

2 August 2019: July Kids'Camp

Much fun was had.

2 August 2019: Fundraising Updates

Remembrance Cup Cycling Classic.

2 August 2019: BACKUP for Life

BACKUP for Life on the road.

30 July 2019: Supt Robert Redfern

Superintendent Robert Redfern's Retirement.

29 July 2019:  Moving Through Grief as a Family

Our second family weekend, at Quest for Life.

29 July 2019: Bill Crews Scholarship

Applications now open.

5 June 2019: Vivien Calavassy

Up close and personal with one of our Kokoda Trekkers.

4 June 2019: Westfield Local Heroes

Three of our volunteers recognised for their service.

3 June 2019: Remembrance Bike Ride

Jack and Ben Goodwin steal the show!

3 June 2019: Chair's Report

News from Kokoda!

3 June 2019: Welcome Kellie Cooper

Please welcome our new Chief Operating Officer.

2 June 2019: Buns for BACKUP

Robert Breed making dough for Police Legacy!

28 May 2019: Scam Alert

Please be careful online.

4 April 2019: Chair's Report

A round up from Det Supt Gary Merryweather.

3 April 2019: Over 18s Camp

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

3 April 2019: Great Northern Road Trip

Gary and Leisa head north.

6 March 2019: Remembrance Bike Ride Profile

Anthony Lloyd rides for his ex-police mates.

28 February 2019: Remembrance Bike Ride Profile

Brooke Notley's long and winding road.

27 February 2019: Remembrance Bike Ride Profile

Peter Haydon: true dedication.

6 February 2019: From the Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Svoboda's final COO Report

6 February 2019: With Thanks to our Patrons

We say thank you for dedicated service.

5 February 2019: Kids' Adventure Camp

Another fantastic voyage!

4 February 2019: BACKUP for Life CEC Report

The BACKUP for Life research is in.

2 February 2019: Scholarships Update

All the latest opportunities for our Police Legatees.

1 February 2019: NSW Police Legacy Parents' Network

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

1 February 2019: Chair's Report

The latest from our Chair Det Supt Gary Merryweather.

19 January 2019: Glen Innes Critical Incident Appeal

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

12 December 2018: Kids' Christmas Party

Fun at the Santa Spectacular!

6 December 2018: WorkSafe Solutions Graduation

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

4 December: Christmas Luncheon

Doltone House transformed by the spirit of our Police Legatees

3 December 2018: Chair's Report

Det Supt Gary Merryweather sums up the year

3 December 2018: Fundraising Updates

Jason Baker Memorial Cup; Castle Hill Art Society

21 November 2018: Police Boxing

UK Vs Aust at our biggest fight night yet!

4 November 2018: Mounted Unit Open Day

2,000 people through the doors in Redfern!

2 November2018 : BACKUP for Life Expo

Our third annual Expo a resounding success

13 October 2018: Volunteer Training Day

Another successful training day at Balmain Marine Area Command

3 October 2018: Chair's Report

Det Supt Gary Merryweather's second Chair's Report 

1 October 2018: From the Chief Operating Officer

A report from Elizabeth Svoboda, Chief Operating Officer

1 October  2018: Police Legacy Thank You Night

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

1 October 2018: Scholarships Update

Morgan Hill Scholarship, Sean Burns Scholarship, Bill Crews Scholarship

1 October 2018: Fundraising Updates

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

1 October 2018: New Zealand Kids' Adventure Camp

Adventures in the land of the long white cloud

1 August 2018: Chair’s Report

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

31 July 2018: Volunteer Training Day

Police Legacy volunteers from around the state get together for training

27 July 2018: PANSW Conference

NSW Police Legacy attends the Police Association Conference

15 June 2018: Family Day

Another glorious occasion at Government House

7 June 2018: Farewell from Chair Paul Bousfield

After many years of dedicated service, Paul says goodbye

5 June 2018: Volunteer Profile

Profiling 87-year-old volunteer George Gaal

24 May 2018: Welcome to our new Chair!

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

1 May 2018: Kokoda Trek 2018 – A personal perspective

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

30 April 2018: Remembrance Bike Ride

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

20 April 2018: Chair's Report April 2018

Words from Chair Paul Bousfield

15 April 2018: Bill Crews Scholarship Presentation

Probationary Constable Emma Bailey the first recipient of the scholarship

12 April 2018: Legatee Profile - Caitlin Robinson

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

12 April 2018: Kokoda Golf Day

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

21 February 2018: Remembrance Ride - Six Years Strong

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

19 February 2018: January Adventure Camp

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

12 February 2018: On the job - Police Chaplain Daniel Connor

We talk with Senior Police Chaplain Daniel Connor about his work

30 January: Amy Taylor - Trailblazer

Amy Taylor was the first policewoman in uniform in NSW

1 December 2017: Annual Christmas Luncheon

Each year, NSW Police Legacy hosts an annual Christmas Luncheon

29 November 2017: Police Boxing 

Police Boxing a roaring success

19 November 2017: Children's Christmas Party

Luna Park fun at our annual Children's Christmas Party

2 November 2017: BACKUP for Life Expo

The first BACKUP for Life Expo a resounding success

29 September 2017: National Police Remembrance Day

The National Police Remembrance Day commemorates service and sacrifice

24 September 2017: Graeme Donnelly Cup

The 5th annual Graeme Donnelly Cup continues the tradition

23 September 2017: Blue Ribbon Ball 2017

Blue Ribbon Ball held at the Sydney International Convention Centre

5 July 2017: Bill Crews Cup

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

2 July 2017: July Adventure Camp

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

1 June 2017: Inclusion of special constables

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

22 May 2017: 30th Anniversary Family Day at Government House

Police Legatees look forward all year to this annual event

9 May 2017: AGM 2017

We welcome four new Directors to the Board of Management

28 April 2017: Remembrance Bike Ride 2017

The fifth year of the ride goes bigger then ever