Derbyshire Police Federation

Get active and help police charity

3 June 2021

The countdown for this year’s Police Get Active Challenge has begun and officers across Derbyshire are being urged to get involved and give their own fitness and wellbeing while raising funds for a vital cause.

Police Care UK, which is organising the initiative, says those taking up the challenge can do any sort of physical activity from a 1km walk to running a marathon, swimming, taking part in a gym session or an exercise class, or going on a bike ride and then simply log their progress on the Get Active Challenge website or mobile apps.

The four-week challenge runs from 28 June to 26 July and participants can raise funds for Police Care UK as part of their challenge by setting up a Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving page and asking family, friends, colleagues and workplaces to sponsor them.

The money raised will go directly towards improving the lives of police officers injured or killed on duty, and their loved ones and everyone who takes up the Get Active Challenge will receive a special commemorative police challenge coin.

It costs £15 to sign up and half the entry fee will go straight to Police Care UK which was set up to support serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing. 

Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton encouraged members to get involved.

He said: “Members who sign up to this year’s Get Active Challenge can raise vital funds for Police Care UK and at the same time give their levels of fitness and wellbeing a bit of a boost.

“It’s a great idea and I would encourage everyone to sign up and get involved.”

Register online.

 

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