Witness a real live Police Dog demonstration, get your photos taken on a Police Jet Ski, Highway Patrol Motorbike, Ambulance, Fire Engine or in the Police Car, & take a look inside the mobile Police Station, all in support of Len ELLIOTT.
“Recently Senior Constable Len ELLIOTT was involved in a horrific crash in which he was struck by a motorcycle whilst conducting breath testing on Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah. He received major injuries including numerous broken bones and as a result has had one of his legs amputated above the knee. He will now require extensive care to get back to health.
Lenny is a 44 year old Police officer and has worked at Beerwah Station, tirelessly serving the Beerwah and Sunshine Coast community since 2005. Len has already indicated he is keen to get back to work, however is aware there is a long journey of rehabilitation and recovery prior to being able to do this. Len is supported by his wife and 3 boys.
The Sunshine Coast Police community seek support for Len to assist him and his family with raising funds to assist with the ongoing costs associated with his long road to recovery.
This Sunday will see Len’s workmates from the combined Queensland Emergency Services, band together to support Len and get behind his recovery and rehabilitation. A charity soccer match will be played at Stockland Stadium, to raise these vital funds.
The Queensland Police Service and Queensland Ambulance Service will fiercely clash in a football match with more than pride on the line. “Whilst the afternoon is predominantly about having a bit of fun raising funds for Lenny’s recovery, we certainly don’t want to lose to the Ambo’s” said Sgt Rick Liddy from the Sunshine Coast Police Soccer team. Liddy will do battle with his brother on the field, QAS Paramedic Damo Liddy. Who also had some words for his older brother about the battle between the two services “losing on Sunday is not the issue that the police need to worry about, it is by exactly how much I’d say” Damo states with a grin on his face.
In all seriousness, the event is to help a fellow serviceman and encourage the Sunshine Coast community to get behind a great afternoon of football and entertainment.
Sunshine Coast Radio personality Todd Widdicombe will MC the event, and will be sure to add some flair and banter to the competition. Come down and get up close with all emergency service vehicles, personnel and equipment on display.
Staff will be on hand to talk about all emergency services and crime prevention.
Game kicks off at 4.30pm; visit the Emergency Service display and Jumping Castle from 3.30pm.