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Self-care, police family at the fore


Healthy life, healthy mind.

It’s important for everyone to strive towards self-care, but particularly men and women in the NSW Police Force.

Lake Macquarie and Newcastle City police districts will team up to host the second annual Do the 5 for Police Legacy this weekend.

The five-kilometre fun run raises funds for NSW Police Legacy, an association that cares for the police family.

It has provided both financial assistance and compassionate support to families who have suffered a loss through the provision of meaningful benefits, services, and advocacy for more than 30 years.

The charity ultimately aims to ensure that no partner or child of a deceased or former serving officer will ever feel forgotten or in need.

Lake Macquarie Police District Superintendent Danny Sullivan says that, while the event is about raising awareness and funds, it will also promote five key lifestyle factors.

“These are: to move a little more, eat a little better, stress a little less, connect a little more, and have gratitude for the things you have,” Superintendent Sullivan says.
“This can help anyone to live a better life – we want everyone to live the five principles that we’re talking about so that we can all connect.

“The event will bring us together to acknowledge our police who have made the ultimate sacrifice, but also to appreciate just how great Lake Macquarie is as a community.

“It will be a wonderful family-friendly day and it’s a great opportunity to enjoy the foreshore.”

After the fun run, Lake Macquarie Police District has teamed up with Lake Macquarie council and the local farmers markets to host stalls and demonstrations.

Several NSW Police Force units will also join in the event, including the mounted unit and police band.

Do the 5 for Police Legacy takes place on Saturday 22 June from 7.30am to 2pm at Speers Point Park.

Tickets for the fun run cost $15 for a child, $25 for an adult, or $50 for a family.

Visit theautomatedclub.com/hevents/ENTER/dothe5forpolicelegacy to register online.

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