Our responsibility to you
Your wellbeing is our main concern. We want to do all that we can to ensure your safety, and the safety of all of our friends and family, during this time of uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are therefore acting on the latest Australian Government advice and postponing all our events until 10 May 2020. This includes the Remembrance Bicycle Ride and the Kokoda Trek. All Local Area Lunches around the state until that date have been cancelled.
We have not reached this decision lightly, but we take our responsibilities very seriously. It is the duty of all members of the community to do what we can to slow the spread of this pandemic, and to not put anyone at risk.
The situation is changing rapidly, and we are following all the updates. By the end of April we will re-evaluate our position, and keep you informed about events for the rest of the year.
These are strange times. There's no doubt about that. But the good news is that we're all in this together. And together we are stronger than any one of us alone.
Just because we've cancelled some events doesn't mean we’re not here for you. Already our Community Support Team have started reaching out to our older Police Legatees to check in and to offer extra support. If you need help, or if you know somebody who does, please get in touch.
And if you're not connected with us on social media, perhaps now is the time. We can't chat over a cup of tea, but we can definitely chat online. Reach out. Let us know how you're doing. Together, we'll come through this.
One final note
Last Saturday, before we knew for sure it was going to be postponed, we went on a Kokoda training walk in the Blue Mountains. Everywhere we walked there was evidence of the bushfires that have only just been extinguished. But what we also saw was all the new growth coming through, green and full of hope. These are strange times, but there is always light on the other side of darkness.
“As the sun surely sets, dawn will see it arise.”