Merredin Police Officers fry up funds for Blue Light™
An exciting new initiative took place as part of Australia Day celebrations this year with local Merredin Police Officers putting on their chef hats to take over the kitchen at the popular Wild Poppy Cafe. The event formed part of a larger event organised by the Shire of Merredin, hosted in the new Piazza public open space.
It was burger night at the Café and the team pumped out plenty of smashed beef burgers and buttermilk chicken burgers as well as a range of options for the kids.
The team volunteered their time to raise funds for the recently re-established Merredin Blue Light™ Unit, to create fun and inclusive events for children and young people in the local community.
Sergeant Galbraith said, “Much like our fundraising initiatives, we look forward to thinking differently and coming up with some great activities for the youth. We will have the traditional disco activities; however, I look forward to partnering with community stakeholders to create some memorable activities for the youth in Merredin. Watch this space to see what we can make happen with the view of strengthening the relationship between Police and the youth in our community! The support for our pop-up kitchen and the volunteer efforts of the team at Merredin Police Station was absolutely incredible!’
The pop-up kitchen was a huge success, raising over $2,500.00 for local Blue Light events with lots of children asking when the next Blue Light event is!