Slow Cup sponsors sought

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

Preparations are heating up for the Bloody Slow Cup as the annual event looms closer and Newman police begin their final round of sponsorships.

Newman Police and WA Police Legacy are in the process of putting out the feelers.

Newman Police Station officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Mark Fleskens said while it was business as usual at the station, behind the scenes things were getting ramped up.

“We’ve had major sponsorship already committed and we’ve got quite a few prizes for raffles and such,” he said.

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“We’re now doing the last ring around see if anyone else inside Newman or outside are interested in coming on board to support our cause.”

Sen. Sgt Fleskens said he had been overwhelmed with the support and genuine desire to support Police Legacy and was happy to see local businesses supporting the comm-unity.

“The benefits for sponsors is to allow their business to give back to the community, which enables the community to feel like the business is local and cares,” he said.

The Bloody Slow Cup is an event to remember and commemorate the loss of four WA Police in a 2011 Australia Day plane crash, making it the largest loss of police life in WA history.

The funds raised through the Bloody Slow Cup event will go to Police Legacy, supporting more than 400 people who have lost loved ones while on duty.

To become a sponsor or support the Bloody Slow Cup, business owners and locals can contact Sen. Sgt Fleskens directly by calling the Newman Police Station on 9175 4000.

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