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    Retired Superintendent and Grampians Ride to Remember patron Paul Margetts.
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    Grampians Ride To Remember in Ararat.

Blue Ribbon riders return the favour to Pomonal

Hundreds of former and serving police officers are rallying behind Pomonal with the town affected by bushfire just days after they had visited..

More than 500 motorcycle riders had stopped at Pomonal on February 4 as part of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation's Grampians Ride to Remember, which raises money for much-needed community projects that are then named in memory of fallen police.

A bushfire swept through Pomonal on February 13, devastating the community.

Retired Superintendent and Grampians Ride to Remember patron Paul Margetts said riders were touched by Pomonal’s hospitality during their visit and wanted to return the favour in the town’s time of need.

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Residents had provided morning tea for the riders at the town's recreation reserve, and also catered for other emergency service workers and the ride’s marshals and support teams.

"When our riders heard about the devastation in Pomonal they began reaching out to see what they could do to help," he said.

"The community was so welcoming and supportive of our cause we wanted to return the favour at a time when it was in need.

The appeal has already raised $5000 to assist the bushfire recovery.

"The amount raised so far has been amazing," Mr Margetts said.

“We know we can’t change what happened but we hope our efforts will make the fire recovery just that little bit easier in the weeks and months ahead.”

The fundraiser will continue for four weeks with the public urged to donate by visiting