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June 2023: Chair's Report
News from Acting Chair A/Insp Craig Partridge

June 2023: 18-25 Camp
Drums and dunes in Port Stephens

June 2023: Beat the Blue
The crowds returned in their thousands

June 2023: Safe Driver Course
It's never too late to learn!

June 2023: Sydney Metro 1000
Another massive event from our champion supporters

June 2023: Blue Ribbon Ball
What an emotional, exultant, heartfelt night!

June 2023: Welcome Sharyn
Our new COO Sharyn Frawley reports for duty

March 2023: Chair's Report
Updates from the beginning of a big year

March 2023: Acting COO Rita Zhang
Rita takes the reins!

March 2023: Carroll & O'Dea Will Generator
A new offering for our supporters.

March 2023: Kids' Adventure Camp
All the way to Broken Bay!

March 2023: Vale Elaine Chapman
Farewell to the original "Bear Lady"

Dec 2022: Beat the Blue
A three-year wait well worth the wait!

Dec 2022: Farewell from the COO
After four years, Kellie steps down

Dec 2022: Legs for Police Legacy
Cycling into our hearts!

Dec 2022: National Police Remembrance Day
Truly moving to be back together in The Domain

Dec 2022: Police Boxing
Getting back into the ring in 2022

Dec 2022: Wall to Wall
The Ride comes back in full force!

Dec 2022: Chair's Report
Donna's into the swing of things

Sept 2022: Our Chair gets an APM!
A well-deserved gong for our Chair

Sept 2022: Family Day
A glorious day at Taronga Zoo

Sept 2022: July Kids' Camp
All the thrills and spills from Camp Good Enough

Sept 2022: Morgan Hill Scholarship 2022
Maddy McQuade and Lucah Brown awarded 

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 

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