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    Kevin Erwin, Julie Erwin and Alfred Mason at the 2019 Blue Ribbon Commissioners dinner.

Blue Ribbon dinner set for record attendance

An annual black-tie event recognising the contribution and sacrifice of Victorian police officers is set for a full house this weekend after record ticket sales.

Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Horsham branch will host its Commissioner’s Dinner and Gala Event at Coughlin Park Community Centre from 6pm on Saturday.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Deb Robertson APM will be guest speaker on the night.

Horsham branch secretary Kelly Schilling said the 2020 event had received an ‘outstanding’ community result, with 160 people set to attend.

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She said this would greatly contribute to the final $20,000 of a $100,000 donation goal for the Wimmera Cancer Centre.

“The Blue Ribbon Foundation set a three-year goal to raise $100,000 for the Wimmera Cancer Centre and in October it presented $80,000 to Wimmera Health Care Group’s chief executive Catherine Morley,” she said.

“Hopefully, with the Commissioner’s Dinner and Gala Event on Saturday, we will be able to complete that goal very soon.”

Ms Schilling said an auction and raffles on the night would help boost money-raising efforts, with prizes donated from businesses across the Wimmera and Grampians regions. 

She said guests would also be treated to a popular ‘Bubbles for Bling’ champagne raffle, as well as a new whisky experience.

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