Monday, 18 July 2011

Police Hit the Road to Raise Money

By Ben Aulakh

A group of charitable minded police officers in Leicester have raised more than £300 to help fund an advice and support centre in the city.

The police staff, who are mainly based at Keyham Lane local policing unit, collected £315.20 to support the Morton and Northfields Tenants Association, on Victoria Road East, Leicester.

They raised the money by completing a sponsored 10K run; the money was presented to Diane Cank, Office Project Manager on Wednesday July 6.

Sergeant Deborah Thompson, Team Leader for the officers working in the Charnwood ward said, “There has always been a shortfall in funding for this area, so by raising this money the local police team are doing what they can to keep the tenants office open.

“Having a base in that location allows us to be very accessible to local people, officers attend incidents more quickly and we are able to give a far better service to residents.

Diane Cank said, “This money is very gratefully received as we have a good relationship with the police, who are smashing.
“Part of this money will be used in a food share scheme which benefits local people.”

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