***Editors note: Photographs of the Police helicopter and the
fundraising event will be available later in the afternoon
via email by contacting the NSW Police Media Unit on (02)
The NSW Police Airwing will show their support for Red Nose
Day by participating in a fundraising event at Richmond
Red Nose Day is an annual fundraiser for the Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome Association and will be held on Friday 29 June
'SIDS and Kids' is dedicated to saving the lives of babies
and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood
and provides vital services and programs within the
The NSW Police Force continues to show their support for this
worthy cause and working in partnership with Richmond High
School to help raise funds for the charity.
To celebrate their 10th consecutive year of involvement with
Richmond High School a police helicopter has undergone a nose
job and will attend the school at 10:15am today.
Commander of the Aviation Support Branch, Detective
Superintendent Mark Noakes, said Polair is proud to support
the ongoing commitment by the Richmond High School on Red
Nose Day to raise awareness on the important issue of SIDS.
"Polair 4, our newest helicopter, has undergone some minor
cosmetic surgery and will be sporting a red nose.
"Officers on board the helicopter will conduct a fly-over of
Richmond High School and take photographs of the students who
will be in formation on the oval.
"By conducting various displays we know that many kids love
our police helicopters and we are proud to be involved in the
promotion of this important event and meet the students,"
said Detective Superintendent Noakes.
Deputy Principal, Mrs Leiza Lewis, from Richmond High School
said 800 students will form a red nosed caterpillar to mark
Red Nose Day. They will also be involved in a number of
fundraising activities throughout the day including a staff
versus students sporting match.
"This year students have set a fundraising target of $40,000
and I ask everyone to dig deep into their pockets and donate
to this worthy cause.
"To date Richmond High School has raised more than $500,000
through fundraising activities for Red Nose Day," said Mrs
For more information on Red Nose Day contact 1300 173 366 or