On Saturday the 23rd July 2016 an event was held at the Greymouth Police Station, celebrating 75yrs of women in the police force.

The day started off with a speech acknowledging some past and present policewomen who were significant in their work. Following this RRT provided a meal for around 40 policewomen and their immediate family from the area.

The meal consisted of an entrée of a selection of cheeses and crackers, followed by the main course of a beef eye fillet stack. The meal and service was greatly appreciated by all and there were many thankyou’s and positive comments from both those served and the police who were present, including comments on the smiles and general demeanour of the RRT volunteers who were serving.

Due to space restrictions in the Police building most of the cooking was done outside on the BBQ. It was our first time using the small trailer, as it was a bit breezy with a few wind gusts coming through we were very thankful for the sandbags and tie down straps provided in the trailer!

After the event a few of the policewomen were heading off to run the Heaphy Track, carrying a symbolic torch baton which had come to the coast from further south. Those running the Heaphy were sure grateful for a nutritious and energising meal!!

Overall the event went very well and the RRT can only say we were doing our bit in a small measure to say thank you to the police force and what they do in the community.

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