On a crisp autumn morning in April, Citywide’s team of enthusiastic runners competed in the Angela Taylor Memorial Fun Run and Walk.
Organised through the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation, the 5km and 10km event pays homage to Constable Angela Taylor who passed away on the 27th of March 1986, after a car bomb exploded outside Melbourne’s Russel Street police complex. A symbol for loyalty, bravery and youth, Angela’s legacy of dedication to the service will live on for years to come through this annual event.
Raising funds for new emergency facilities in public hospitals throughout Victoria, past donations to the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation have assisted many medical disciplines including emergency centres, trauma and intensive care units, child protection services, grief counselling, oncology, radio surgery, epilepsy and medical imaging.
The event itself was a fantastic day, with more than a hundred and fifty keen runners paying their respects to Angela’s memory. Conducted at Melbourne’s Tan Track, participants enjoyed running through the picturesque Domain Gardens, Queen Victoria Gardens and the Shrine Reserve.
Citywide’s team of eight runners performed admirably on the day and walked away with a renewed appreciation for the sacrifices our emergency services teams endure when working in the line of duty.