90 days from today is Wed, 30 December 2020
23 July 2020
As lockdown eases and we begin to see a steady return to normality, we’re pleased to announce that many of the Benevolent Fund’s membership benefits have also resumed.
Our holiday homes, in Weymouth and Dartmouth, are now ready and safe for members to visit. The Covid Secure Statement (that can be found on our website) outlines everything we are doing to protect guests.
There are still weeks available for Court Cottage, near Dartmouth for October through to April 2021. This quaint two-bedroom residence is situated on the luxury Hillfield Village self-catering estate. Sleeping up to four people it provides a wonderful base to explore South Devon.
Weeks can also be booked at our second property, Peel’s Retreat, Weymouth from December 2020 to April 2021. For full details of availability visit our holiday home pages at www.wmpben.co.uk. Holidays for May 2021 through to Spring 2022 will be available to book via our ballot in January 2021.
Convalescence and rehabilitation breaks for members are also resuming. St Michael’s Lodge, the holistic treatment centre in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, closed its doors back in April in response to the covid-19 outbreak.
We’re pleased to announce that the Lodge will be operating a phased re-opening from 27 July. Restrictions will apply and we will be publishing their full Covid Secure Policy on our website shortly. Members who had appointments cancelled will be notified by St Michael’s Lodge staff to discuss options for re-booking. A further email will be shared with all our members about their planned re-opening in due course.
It was disappointing that we were unable to welcome members to our AGM back in July. We hope to announce a new date for later in the year. Instead Chairman, John Williams recorded a short video message providing a brief update on our charity’s benefits and events. If you missed the video and would like view it you can still watch it here.
2020 has been challenging time for all of us and we want to reassure members that the Ben Fund is still here to offer help and assistance where it is needed.
Thank you for your understanding, patience and ongoing support this year.
Stay safe and keep well
West Midlands Police Benevolent Fund Team.