Char­ity gala all set to fly

Broome Advertiser - - NEWS - Carly Laden

The up­com­ing Kimberley Po­lice Le­gacy Gala has been given a boost, with the Broome In­ter­na­tional Air­port jump­ing aboard.

The BIA has been named as the ma­jor spon­sor for the 2018 event, which takes place at Broome’s Pearl Lug­gers on Satur­day, Au­gust 11.

First Class Con­sta­ble Nathan Smith, who is part of the event’s new or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, said he would like to thank BIA chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul McSweeney and air­port staff for their sup­port.

“We hope this will be a part­ner­ship that will strengthen this year and in years to come,” he said.

Other event com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude First Class Con­sta­ble Steve Mayger, Sacha Mann, Sergeant Kevin Hall, Shel­ley Marklew, Nick Hast­ings and Lani Cre­mer.

“The last three years have been di­rected and or­gan­ised by De­tec­tive Se­nior Con­sta­ble Kylie Bell and the event has be­come a fix­ture in the lo­cal com­mu­nity through her ef­forts to en­gage lo­cal busi­ness and sup­port,” Const. Smith said.

“We would like to thank Kylie for all of her ef­forts and the money she has raised in her time.”

The Kimberley Po­lice Le­gacy Gala raises money for WA Po­lice Le­gacy, which was es­tab­lished in 1992 as a joint ini­tia­tive of the WA Po­lice Union of Work­ers and the WA Po­lice.

There are presently more than 400 wid­ows, three wid­ow­ers and some 50 chil­dren aged un­der 20 years be­ing sup­ported by WA Po­lice Le­gacy.

Char­i­ties such as the Ryan Mar­ron Foun­da­tion have also ben­e­fited in past years.

“Stick­ing with our sup­port of lo­cal causes, we’re also pleased to an­nounce that Sirens of Si­lence have come on board as a part-ben­e­fi­ciary of the 2018 BIA and KPL Gala,” Const. Smith said.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Gala com­mit­tee mem­bers Nick Hast­ings, Tony Jeav­ons, Lani Cre­mer and Steve Mayger with Broome In­ter­na­tional Air­port chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul McSweeney and Kimberley Krenz, cen­tre.

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