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Police Health is proud to announce we have partnered with SA Police Legacy (SPL) to help fund their Wellbeing Grant. This new partnership will help SA Police Legacy provide several $500 grants per calendar year to young legatees.

Young legatees are the children (aged up to 18) of police officers who have experienced the loss of a parent. The grant is designed to support their positive wellbeing and gives them the opportunity to explore and enjoy their interests and hobbies.

The grant started in 2017 thanks to a single donation to SA Police Legacy from South Australian children’s charity, Cops for Kids. It’s provided 143 grants since, including a record high 32 this year. It helps young legatees pursue health and wellbeing activities including;

  • Sports
  • Dance
  • Technology
  • Art, Music, and more

A shining example is grant recipient Tom, who has been a young legatee since 2016 and used the grant to support his passion for running. He purchased running shoes and running shirts to support his competitions, which helped him win state champion for under 20’s men 5000m, finish second for 1500m, and compete in both of these events at the national level.

Tom said he is forever thankful for the grant’s support.

“Running is a very social sport which is something I really enjoy about it,” Tom said.

“My passion for running is built around bettering myself, every time I lose a race or don’t have the best running session it only makes me hungry in being faster."

SA Police Legacy President and South Australia Police Sergeant Jodi-Lee Black, said she is very thankful for Police Health’s help.

“The Wellbeing Grant by Police Health is an important part of helping our young legatees,” Jodi-Lee said. 

“Through participation in hobbies, they can develop friendship and connections which helps improve their wellbeing.”

“We are very appreciative of Police Health’s support, and we believe this partnership demonstrates the two organisations’ shared values.”

Police Health Chief Executive Officer, Scott Williams, said it’s special moment for Police Health.

“Our vision is to create a healthier future together with our members,” Scott said.

“The partnership with SA Police Legacy aligns with our vision and strategy of supporting the health and wellbeing of our members and their families.”

SA Police Legacy is a charity that has been supporting South Australian police families since 1989. 

Over the years our services have evolved and the charity now  supports serving police officers who are seriously injured or unwell as well as families of police officers who have passed away. 

Since 1989, over $3.1mil has been paid to police families via education and personal development grants, driving lessons, hosted social outings and other financial assistance such as will updates. 

Police Health is the not-for-profit, member based, private health insurance fund that has stood behind the policing community for over 85 years by providing quality, tailored health cover they can trust.

The fund also extends to the emergency services community, through its partner brand, Emergency Services Health.

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