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  1. On 16th March 2017, committed police supporters @PoliceCommander and @DC_ARVSgt will host an evening with acclaimed author and former prisoner of war John Nichol at New Scotland Yard raising funds for the Police Dependants’ Trust. With an evening of great company at the new home of the Metropolitan Police, guests will hear the astonishing personal story of best-selling author and captured airman John Nichol. Tickets at £10 are only available to Police personnel, and can be bought online here. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Police Dependants’ Trust, and we are grateful for the kind support from Police Oracle who have sponsored the event, and to the Metropolitan Police for providing the venue. Describing himself as an ‘ordinary guy who just happened to find himself in extraordinary circumstances, John Nichol was shot down during the first Gulf War in 1991. The first the world saw of RAF navigator Flight Lieutenant John Nichol was as a tortured British prisoner-of-war, beaten and humiliated by his captors. The ensuing pictures were flashed around the world and became an enduring symbol of the 1991 Gulf war and would change John’s life forever. Tickets are strictly limited and include drinks and light refreshments courtesy of Police Oracle. All proceeds will be donated to the Police Dependants’ Trust. – THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO POLICE PERSONNEL ONLY – Date: 16th March 2017 Time: 6pm – 8pm Location: New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JL Tickets are £10 and can be booked at www.pdtrust.org/tickets
  2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3397318/Woman-raised-money-homeless-couple-stay-hotel-Christmas-trash-room-cause-1-000-worth-damage.html#ixzz3xGE4Ko5b At face value, this seems like the ultimate act of betrayal of an act of charity. However, I am starting to get tick and tired of these social media inspired, inappropriate acts of 'generosity'. Yes, the homeless couple allegedly trashed the room. But it sounds like they were set up to fail. Many homeless people have problems, such as drink, drugs or mental health issues. They have complex backgrounds, whereby being given a hotel room for Christmas may be entirely inappropriate. In fact, being the subject to the scrutiny of social media campaign without ever asking to be so is tantamount to using vulnerable people to polish one's own super ego. And after the room was allegedly damaged, those that set this couple up to fail then went crying to the Daily Fail, whereby they named them and then encouraged the hotel to call the police. The money that they raised could have been put to better use by a homeless charity.
  3. VerySpecialConstable

    Brave the Shave - Macmillan.

    I've done a terrible thing and signed up to shave off all of my lovely hair! Whilst it's not long enough itself to donate, I'm going to be matching any donations up until I've reached £400 (£200 of public, £200 of my own money). Would anyone be willing to put in a little bit? To give myself some sort of anonymity I've shortened the link as the normal one does have my full name. http://bit.ly/1LCnX7K
  4. After firearms officer PC Darren Clawson’s son Hadley spent six months fighting for his life at Great Ormond Street Hospital he vowed to do everything he could to support the charity. Since then the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Armed Policing Unit officer has carried out a range of gruelling endurance races and has raised a staggering £250,000 for the hospital. Now the 39-year-old is hoping to double that total by attempting his hardest challenge so far – rowing 2,400 miles from California to Hawaii in a bid to set a new world record. He will be joined by Hertfordshire PC Arron Worbey and two friends, Matt Knight, from Nottingham, and Raf Shildermans, from Belgium, as they man the two-berth vessel. They will take turns in carrying out two-hour shifts, with their rest periods comprising eating, sleeping, changing clothes, washing and using the toilet - meaning the longest stretch of sleep any of the four can look forward during the six-week challenge will be about an hour-and-a-half before getting back into the rowing. Father-of-three Darren said: “When Had was about two he suddenly started having seizures. He went downhill very, very quickly and at one point was having 100 a day. He was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital and was there for six months. They did brilliantly and managed to save him. “He is now disabled but the team at GOSH was fantastic. The work they do is so important. I can’t believe they have to actually ask for money and rely on people raising cash. "I have done endurance racing and ultra-running and what is described as the hardest footrace in the world the Jungle Marathon in Brazil which is 285k and you are completely self-sufficient. “But this will be another level. We will be doing two-hour shifts and it will be non-stop, seven days a week." Darren and his team are already training hard and will have to undergo rigorous health checks when they get to the US before being allowed to embark on their voyage. They will also complete open water rowing, health testing and completing navigation and radio courses. The team are training five days a week, with sessions ranging from 60 minutes to four hours. Darren said: "No matter how much training you do it will come down to determination and mental steel. We have all done endurance events but it’s dealing with the pressure. Another issue will be sea sickness. If you get it you will just have to put up with it for a couple of days and hope it goes away. "The hardest part will be being away from my wife and children for so long. But just knowing what we are raising money for and the great work that GOSH do for so many children just like Had will keep me going." Fellow officers and staff from across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire will be able to donate their rest days and annual leave so he has time to train and complete the challenge. Follow their challenge on Twitter @endurancelimits, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnduranceLimits and donate at https://www.justgiving.com/endurancelimits/
  5. http://m.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/13327156.Kind_hearted_coppers_take_to_the_water_to_raise_cash_for_two_good_causes/
  6. Tickets still available for charity concert in the heart of Malvern http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/12930100.Tickets_still_available_for_charity_concert_in_the_heart_of_Malvern/
  7. Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival raises £45,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance charity http://www.shropshirelive.com/2015/04/29/bike4life-ride-out-and-festival-raises-45000-for-midlands-air-ambulance-charity/

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