Police Legacy Bowls Day at Northern Suburbs raises $4318
FRIDAY, July 3, saw Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, Wavell Heights, hold the Annual Police Legacy Charity Bowls Day for the Queensland Retired Police Association.
The Queensland Police Legacy Scheme is an independent charitable organisation, established in 1971 to assist eligible dependent families of deceased Queensland police officers, police officers whose spouse or partner has died and police officers who are deemed to be suffering from an incurable or terminal illness.
As of June 2015, Queensland Police Legacy is supporting 53 families, including meeting the educational expenses of 80 dependent legatee children.
Acting Chief Superintendent Brian Connors, who was representing Commissioner Ian Stewart, received the cheque for Legacy.
With Chief Superintendent Connors were the host club's Peter Delaney and Errol Lymbery, who were part of the 128 bowlers who played on this day and raised $4318 for Police Legacy.
Much of the money raised came from 70 raffles with a vast array of donated prizes.
An auction of a framed Broncos jersey went for $505, while the auction of a luxury night at the Treasury Casino raised a bid of $375.
Former police officer Myles Burns, who has been the Police Legacy Bowls Day organiser for several years, was unfortunately only able to manage a short visit after being ill.
However, Myles was able to pay tribute to and thank all bowlers and the Northern Suburbs Club, and particularly his wife Val and Bev O'Brien, who with the club's ladies' auxiliary prepared a magnificent lunch.
Also thanked were the donors of raffle prizes and sponsors for the day.
Bowlers from many clubs were represented, and Burns requested that bowlers (men and ladies), sponsors and donors, support him in his efforts with this important annual bowls charity event for Police Legacy next year.
Northern Suburbs chairman Peter Ryan, who has a son in the force, confirmed the club's commitment to host the Legacy Bowls Day again in July 2016.