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Marine Area Command treats sick kids to Sydney Harbour boat ride

Sunday, 09 April 2017 04:59:26 PM

NSW Police Force has brightened the lives of sick kids from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with a boat ride on Sydney Harbour.

Six chronically ill children and their parents visited the Marine Area Command at Balmain today (Sunday 9 April 2017), giving them the opportunity to enjoy a special day out.

Officers from the Marine Area Command entertained the young and young at heart with a ride on the 16 metre Police boat and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB).

The boys, aged between six and 11, also enjoyed a visit from the Dog Unit and a tour of the Diving Unit.

NSW Marine Area Commander, Superintendent Mark Hutchings said the event was a great way to brighten the spirits of the children and their families.

“It’s a great opportunity to support the community and be part of a good cause,” Supt Hutchings said.

“With the ongoing flood recovery effort in northern parts of the state, it’s great to be able to stop and give the kids some joy.”

It’s the second time the Marine Area Command has partnered with The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to hold the event.

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead treats 70,000 sick and injured children from NSW and beyond each year.

More information on the Marine Area Command can be found on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NSWPoliceMAC