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14 January 2021
Hertfordshire Police Federation secretary Al Wollaston hopes this year’s Police Care UK Blue Light Get Active Challenge will boost both the charity’s funds and officer wellbeing.
The police charity, in combination with The Firefighters Charity, The Ambulance Staff Charity and The Children’s Air Ambulance, has launched the 2021 month-long event which will run from Monday (18 January) to 14 February.
Al explained: “We would love everyone who possibly can to sign up to take part in this challenge and support the great work carried out by Police Care UK. Hopefully everyone taking part will also boost their own physical and mental wellbeing.”
Free fund-raising places for the challenge are limited, however, so people need to sign up as soon as possible.
Participants can join at any time before 13 February and they are invited to walk, run, cycle, join an online class or simply dance around their kitchen to support their chosen charity. Funds raised will help address the unprecedented increase in demand charities have felt over the last 10 months.
Al added: “The App technology has been upgraded and improved so people can see their progress and position on the leader board. Everyone needs a boost of some sort at the moment so we hope this will make people smile.”
Police Care UK is the charity for serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers and their families who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing. It offers psychological support, financial assistance, specialist equipment grants, career transition advice, veterans’ peer support and educational bursaries.