As the year draws to a close , it felt like an opportune time to update you on some of the activities that have taken place during the year at the St George’ s Police Children Trust.
The year began with the launch of our national donor recruitment campaign, our #helpinghand
campaign. We received some incredible support from our friends at the federation and doors were opened up helping us achieve a force representation in many cases too.
Thank you to those people for your support with this campaign and in attracting new recruits. Based on the information we have had back from forces, we have been able to estimate that the campaign and recent surge in recruitment has attracted nearly 1000 new donors to date. As you can see this support has made a big difference, and will continue allowing donating officers access to financial support, if the unimaginable happens.
Whilst this is a magnificent effort we have still unfortunately seen an overall drop in numbers due to the number of officers retiring in 2016 who were donating. Demographics show that this group of officers seem to be greater in numbers for our St George’s donors and as such a problem that is most likely to continue.
As we enter into a new year, we will continue to look for new opportunities to promote to officers and do hope we can continue to ask and seek support from our force and federation contacts. We are currently producing a promotional film to help highlight the support the Charity provides and will be launching this in the New Year. We will of course have copies available should anyone wish to use these in their presentations.
Please remember all serving officers within the Charities catchment, are eligible to donate the 20p per week donation to the Trust. To download a form click here
From time to time we get asked by police staff or retired officers if they can make a regular donation towards the work of the Trust. We now have direct debit forms available should anyone wish to support the Trust in this way, read more here
Can I finish by wishing you all a very happy Christmas and wish you all the very best for 2017.
The Trust administration office will be closed from Thursday 22 December 2016 and reopening on Monday 9 January 2017.