THE Moe Country Women’s Association and two local businesses have thrown their support behind a local family seeking to raise funds for the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation through sausage sizzles over the next two weeks.
Spearheaded by Moe CWA president Crystal Rudd, the sausage sizzles, to be held at Bunnings Warehouse and Coles in Morwell, will donate all monies raised to the foundation, which honours the memory of police members killed in the line of duty.
“I lost my brother to a horrific crime,” Ms Rudd said, when asked why she was organising the events.
“Five Moe police officers showed outstanding professionalism, (and were) brave and committed on a night which changed so many lives forever.
“The Rudd family has not been able to thank the officers; we know no amount of thanks will take away that night or memories that will be with them for life.”
Ms Rudd said with the support of the Moe CWA branch, the family would like to show their gratitude for the response of the emergency services by supporting the foundation.
“People have said, ‘it’s their job’, but I think if everyone did the right thing, they wouldn’t have to (be called out to situations like that),” she said.
“Their job affects them as well; they’re heroes to me.”
Ms Rudd had initially wanted to carry out the sausage sizzle by herself, but was told there needed to be the backing of an organisation or association.
“The CWA ladies agreed, and have even drawn up a roster for themselves to come out to help,” she said.
“When I told my bosses at Coles, they wanted to offer their support, too.”
She urged members of the public to come out to buy a sausage or two to support the work of the men and women who helped others on a regular basis.
The sausage sizzles will be held at:
Bunnings Warehouse Morwell
Thursday and Friday from 9am to 4pm
Coles Morwell, George Street
27 September from 11am