Police officers are very often the first responders to serious accidents and dangerous incidents, which can sometimes result in the unthinkable happening. While no amount of money can replace a parent, support from the St George’s Police Children Trust can provide a degree of financial certainly in difficult times and is provided for on or off duty incidents.
This year focus will be given to raising the profile of the Charity in the hope to increase both the number of officers donating to the cause and ensuring the appropriate messages are being presented so if help is needed it can be accessed straight away.
Out of over 60,000
officers, more than 36,000
Police Officers contribute to the St George’s Police Children Trust, and therefore, their children would be eligible to receive financial support from the Trust if ever needed. Make sure your children do not miss out!
“Mark always paid into everything; I used to tell him to remember charity starts at home. He ignored me and never cancelled any of his charitable deductions, good job he didn’t listen to me! Mark died last July from an undiagnosed heart condition on a family holiday. We never would have imagined the Trust would be something we would have gone on and benefited from. No one knows what the future has in store.
The Trust currently funds 2 days nursery care for my 1 year old son. This allows me time to get on top of things at home and have a little “me” time. It’s been very hard trying to digest all that has happened, particularly with two young children. I hope in the future to be able to move forward and provide good memories for my two children. I feel assured that the support from the Trust will help allow me to do this.”
Louise Walker (mother to Grace age five and Oliver age one)
For serving officers wishing to sign up to the monthly 87 pence donation, simply fill in a form TODAY, click here
to complete online or contact the Police Federation Office/Representative or payroll department who can arrange for donations to begin straight away.
All 19 forces within the Charity’s catchment area will be approached and asked to participate in this campaign during 2016. Work is already underway with a number of forces looking at internal communications and PR activities to help get information better presented. Support from Chief Constables such as Steve Ashman (Northumbria's Chief Constable), Ian Spittal (Cleveland's Temporary Chief Constable) and Dee Collins (West Yorkshire's Temporary Chief Constable) have already pledged their support to help promote the cause.
Keep up to date with how the campaign progresses via our social media and #helpinghand
. and download a poster to distribute here