Of­fi­cers’ golf day for Daniel in full swing

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRIS McMA­HON

TOWNSVILLE po­lice will be tee­ing off to­day in sup­port of the Daniel Mor­combe Foun­da­tion, hop­ing to raise more than $ 5000 for the child safety cam­paign­ers.

The char­ity golf day at Rowes Bay dou­bles as a child safety aware­ness day and fundraiser.

Twenty- one teams have reg­is­tered, with po­lice say­ing lo­cals are re­ally get­ting be­hind the day, in­clud­ing a large num­ber of ADF mem­bers.

North­ern Re­gion Act­ing Com­mis­sioner Paul Tay­lor said the golf day came as a timely re­minder of child safety af­ter two at­tempted ab­duc­tions in the past week.

“Not only is it a great way to raise money, it is also a great op­por­tu­nity for po­lice to meet with the com­mu­nity for a great cause,” Mr Tay­lor said. “It also helps to bring a level of aware­ness to the is­sues to make chil­dren safer. The more we can in­form kids and par­ents about safety and the com­mu­nity to be aware of the risks are out there, the more we can hope to pre­vent it from oc­cur­ring. Our staff are re­ally pas­sion­ate about the cause and re­ally do a lot of work be­hind the scenes to sup­port the char­ity but re­ally fo­cus on what the char­ity is all about.”

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