5 May 2023
Derbyshire Police Federation chair Tony Wetton hopes the merger of two police memorial charities will allow them to have a greater impact
The Police Remembrance Trust has been formed from the amalgamation of the National Police Memorial Day and the Police Roll of Honour Trust.
Tony said: “It makes sense to bring these excellent charities together and to focus their efforts in the same direction.
“Hopefully by coming together it will make their voices even stronger and their work can have even greater impact.
“It’s important that we continue to remember our fallen officers and to support their loved ones. They will never be forgotten.”
The Reverend Canon David Wilbraham MBE, newly-elected chair of the Police Remembrance Trust, said: “This is a huge moment in the history of these two charities.
“We believe that together we can build on their vision, work and commitment.
“To all who have been involved with National Police Memorial Day and the Police Roll of Honour Trust, we are grateful for your support over the years and invite you to remain on this journey with us with continuing commitment and enthusiasm.”
Meanwhile, preparations are underway for a special weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of the National Police Memorial Day, which this year will be held in Cardiff.
There will be a performance by the British Police Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 23 September in St David’s Hall, Cardiff. The service itself will be held on Sunday 24 September, also in St David’s Hall in Cardiff.