Transport Minister Dean Nalder with his chief of staff Michael Buba.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder will be rattling his bones down the dusty Kimberley track after signing up for this year’s Bright Blue Gibb River Postie Bike Ride.
Mr Nalder was one of about 20 riders who left Broome last week on Australia Post postie bikes to embark on this year’s challenge.
The ride takes participants through the region to raise money for Bright Blue projects which includes supporting brain cancer research and funding the treatment and prevention of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Now in it’s fourth year, the week-long ride takes in epic scenery of the Kimberley and will finish in Kununurra this Friday.
Laura de Jong, Senior Constable John Doyle, Constable Toni Nicholls and Shelagh Banner with Bright Blue bears to be auctioned at Cocktails for a Cure.
The Filth hope to entertain a big crowd for an upcoming fundraiser at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course.
The Police Commissioner’s band will be one of the highlights of the Cocktails For A Cure event, fundraising to fight a rare disease which mainly affects young children.
Kambalda resident Rebecca Horan, who is part of the organising committee for the night, said she became involved in fundraising when her five-year-old son, Harry, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two years ago.
Super Saturday: Specsavers’ Larissa Needham and Nicole Wilson join the fundraising effort. Photo: Richard Polden.
Specsavers stores across Western Australia raised funds by holding a Super Saturday event on July 18, with $5 from every eye test donated to local charity Bright Blue.
In addition to this a raffle for Bright Blue will be held on the night of the July 25 at the annual Specsavers WA State Ball.
Bright Blue is the Police Commissioner’s Fund for Sick Kids. Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan established Bright Blue in 2010 with a vision to assist in the prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses, particularly those linked to issues police officers see every day – including the abuse of drugs and alcohol, as well as social disadvantage.
Fundraising: Specsavers optometrist Emma Dowding with retail supervisor Carolyn Prosser, optical dispenser Demi Mungham, Jamie Coote and Chantel Hayden.
Busselton Specsavers was raising funds on Saturday to help out local charity Bright Blue. Specsavers put $5 from every eye test to the charity and managed to raise over $100 in just one morning. Bright Blue is the Police Commissioner’s Fund for Sick Kids.
Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan started the charity in 2010 with a vision to assist in the prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses. The charity particularly tries to help children who are impacted by drug and alcohol abuse and social disadvantage.
Superintendent Peter Hatch next to the piece he relates to most. A young man with violence in his sights (ABC Local: SK)
For Superintendent of the South West District Peter Hatch, the works have an immediate resonance. For instance, Two Forms of Stillness by Paul Kaptein is a bust size sculpture using wood and gun barrels.
“The hoodie symbolises youth,” said Superintendent Hatch. “The piece symbolises the violence youth can feel towards the community.”
As well, the gun sight on the peak is a metaphor for having sights set on violence, he says.