The region’s coppers enjoyed a day of relief from crime-fighting on Saturday, putting their duties on hold for a family fun day, in aid of Camp Quality.
Dozens of police from the Wollongong Local Area Command were on hand at WIN Stadium over the weekend to help raise money for the children’s charity, embracing the gorgeous weather for a day of fun.
The event kicked off with an OzTag competition, pitting 10 teams, including members from NSW Police commands, Fire and Rescue NSW and local businesses, against each other for the winning title.
Children enjoyed a visit from NSW Police mascot Constable Charlie before they got up close with some cuddly animals, toured many police vehicles and tired themselves out on jumping castles and rides.
Visitors were also treated to displays from the mounted police and from the dog unit.
This year, several NSW Police Force vehicles will participate for the first time in i98FM’s Camp Quality Convoy next month.
Patrons lining the region’s streets to watch the convoy will see a BearCat (armoured truck), rescue trucks, RBT vehicles and a water cannon.
Last year, 764 trucks and 926 bikes rode in the convoy, raising more than $1million for Camp Quality.
The family fun day follows a successful trivia night, hosted by the command in August, which raised more than $15,000.