July 30th is International Friendship Day!
More than seven decades ago, the International Police Association was founded by Arthur Troop and soon became the biggest police organisation in the world, inspired by the fundamental value of friendship.
Friendship is being on a journey with someone while enjoying it together, supporting each other, providing comfort, encouragement, and unconditional love. It’s about sharing a part of your life and allowing friends to add something to your current personality and beliefs as you spend time with them. Doing these things together makes it such a wonderful experience.
The Socio-cultural Commission is organising a global event to promote IPA globally. Bringing IPA to local communities and at the same time bringing our colleagues, their families, and friends closer together.
More specifically, the idea is for all IPA members around the world to gather in groups in their regions, find a walk, or organise their own and decide on a distance to walk.
The motto of the event is: “WALK THE WORLD FOR BLUE FRIENDSHIP”.
Region 2, Dublin’s Riviera are organising a walk along the Dun Laoghaire pier as part of this initiative.
Meet at the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire at 8.55am on the 30th of July 2023.
It’s a short walk just over 2.5 kilometres. Grab a coffee afterward, dogs are welcome too.
The Socio-cultural commission suggested some form of charity fundraising element to this event.
A collection will be held on the day for the IPA Laura fund.
All are welcome to attend.
Yours in Friendship.