WA Police Legacy gathering donations ahead of upcoming Ball

Rocking it: Esperance Men in Sheds secretary Mike Gibbs and Tony Letto with Esperance police senior sergeant Richard Moore. Photo: Jesinta Burton.
Rocking it: Esperance Men in Sheds secretary Mike Gibbs and Tony Letto with Esperance police senior sergeant Richard Moore. Photo: Jesinta Burton.

Men in Sheds have shown their support for WA Police Legacy by making a generous donation ahead of their upcoming ‘Glamour and Glitz’ Ball.

The sold out ball will raise money for WA Police Legacy to help assist families who have lost a police officer in the line of duty.

Currently there are 412 widows, three widowers, and 52 children under the age of 20 being supported by WA Police Legacy.

Esperance Men in Sheds secretary Mike Gibbs said the restored rocking horse, which is considered top of the range, is made almost entirely of donated materials.

“I’d say it took around 40 hours,” he said.

“You know, the police give so much to the community, we felt it was important to give something back.

“Especially to the families who have lost loved ones.”

Esperance Police senior sergeant Richard Moore said the support from Men in Sheds had been ‘magnificent’. 

“We’ve assisted them with some items throughout the last couple of years as well, for the role they play in the community,” he said.

Senior sergeant Moore said Men in Sheds provided social benefits for community members.

The WA Police Legacy Ball’s live and silent auction is sponsored by Surfing WA and the WA Police Union.

Other major auction items up for grabs include surf boards, signed by this years contestants in the Margaret River Pro, a flight to Perth for two, paintings and football jumpers.

The WA Police Legacy Ball will be held on October 7.