Northumbria Police donate fundraising money into communities

Thousands of pounds has been donated to local organisations following the success of a family fun day.

Monday, 17th February 2020, 9:00 am
RNLI Cullercoats was among those to benefit from Northumbria Police’s Family Fun Day.

Officers across Northumbria Police have been distributing cheques to local charities and organisations across communities in the area.

The funds came from the money raised at the annual Family Fun Day held by officers and staff at Northumbria Police’s headquarters in Wallsend.

The event provided a chance for residents of all ages to come and meet officers and staff, see what they do and talk to them about any concerns they might have.

There was also a chance to meet police dogs, different specialist teams and look under the hood of police squad cars.

A total of £3,500 was shared out in total, with some of the recipients including The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, St John’s Ambulance and Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.

Chief Inspector Ron Charlton, of Northumbria Police, said: “We are extremely proud to be part of such caring communities who support and look after one another.

“Being able to give back to those who show us that same support is just fantastic.

“I see our officers going out on patrol and working hard to protect and safeguard the public because they truly care about the places and people they work with.

“We’re all part of the same communities and donating our fundraising is just a small way we can show how much we appreciate the continued support from the public.

“So thank you from all of us here at Northumbria Police.”