Po­lice Legacy at home

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

WHILE the WA Po­lice Legacy has been around since 1992, the or­gan­i­sa­tion was proud to fi­nally move into its first-ever home in South Perth.

Pre­vi­ously us­ing build­ings at the Po­lice Head­quar­ters and WA Po­lice Union , WA Po­lice Legacy set­tled in to the new res­i­dence on Can­ning High­way last month.

The WA Po­lice Legacy formed over 20 years ago with its pri­or­ity be­ing to as­sist the wel­fare of po­lice of­fi­cers’ part­ners and fam­i­lies should they lose a loved one.

To­day, the or­gan­i­sa­tion con­tin­ues to work to sup­port the fam­i­lies and of­fi­cers in times of financial hard­ships and by or­gan­is­ing so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties and more.

Cur­rently the WA Po­lice Legacy sup­ports 382 po­lice wid­ows, three po­lice wid­ow­ers and 47 chil­dren un­der the age of 18.

The new South Perth res­i­dence for the char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­vides a place for of­fi­cers and fam­i­lies to visit in times of need.

A num­ber of po­lice of­fi­cers and WA Po­lice Legacy mem­bers banded to­gether to cel­e­brate the open­ing of the or­gan­i­sa­tions new home on Oc­to­ber 15.

As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Duane Bell, po­lice widow Nonie Browner, re­tired As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Mick Burnby and Se­nior Sergeant Ash Goy, Kens­ing­ton sta­tion’s of­fi­cer in charge, at the open­ing night.

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