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Police Charity Ball to celebrate child protection in Sydney’s West

The boys (and girls) in blue will swap to black tie and ball gowns for the annual Police Charity Ball to raise funds for national child protection advocate Bravehearts at Rooty Hill RSL on Saturday, October 17.
Mt Druitt and Parramatta Police are calling on ‘children’s champions’ in the community to help celebrate the importance of child protection at this special gala event.
Seven News Sydney's Robert Ovadia will host the event attended by guests including NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione and Deputy Commissioners Nick Kaldas and Catherine Burn. 
Last year’s event was attended by 400 people and raised more than $63,000 to help fund education programs in New South Wales and to support families affected by child sexual assault. 
Locals are encouraged to join in the night of fun and entertainment to raise vital funds and awareness to help Bravehearts achieve its vision to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child. 
Mt Druitt Local Area Command Senior Sergeant Matthew Hull says residents would dig deep on Saturday night to show their support for this important charity and cause. 
“The Police Charity Ball is a great opportunity for locals to come along and make some much-needed donations through auctions and raffles to raise vital funds to help Bravehearts continue its work in our community and across the state,” he said. 
Bravehearts Founder and CEO Hetty Johnston AM, said protecting children is everyone’s business and the event united the community. 
“This was an absolutely terrific event in 2015 with excellent support from NSW Police and the community, illustrating that child protection is the responsibility of everybody in the community,” she said.  
“We are grateful to the Mt Druitt and Parramatta Police and the local communities who make this event such a wonderful success.
“It’s events like this that allow us to continue to deliver our vital support services in the community and to educate as many children as we can with skills that empower and protect them from harm.”  
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make your community safer for kids. Join the celebration at Rooty Hill RSL (55 Sherbrooke Strett, Rooty Hill) from 6:30pm til late on Saturday, October 17. 
Tickets are $95 and can be booked at 07 5552 3000. 
Need to talk to someone? Bravehearts is here to help 1800 272 831.