Team ‘Riding for Bryson’ has thanked its supporters after raising $22,000 towards Police Legacy’s 2017 Remembrance Ride recently.
The Remembrance Ride from Sydney to Canberra raised $120,000 in total for Police Legacy which supports over 20,000 serving and retired police officers and their families during times of tragedy and need.
Team Riding for Bryson took on the three day, 300km ride in remembrance of Hawkesbury police officer Bryson Anderson who was killed on the job in 2012.
“We wanted to thank our friends and supporters for their kind donations. We will be placing one of the riders jerseys in a frame within the Station to mark this years ride,” a message from the team read.
Bryson’s wife Donna Anderson commented on the teams success saying it was an incredible effort.
“Well done to the riders and all who contributed. There are so many families supported by NSWPL and this will go a long way to making so many lives a little easier after losing a member of their family who swore to serve and protect,” the post read.
Chair of NSW Police Legacy Paul Bousfield expressed his sincere and heartfelt appreciation to all involved.
“Some rode in honour and memory of a family member who served; for others it may have been a workmate and friend, but everyone who rode was undoubtedly reminded that the policing profession is one that takes a toll and impacts on all of those who step forward to serve.
“Those honoured on the National Police Memorial have lost their lives and we continue our pledge to never forget them, but so many more have suffered losses to health and wellbeing, the effects of which last a lifetime.”