Northumbria gets into the Christmas spirit

15 Dec 2015 00:00 AM

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Northumbria Police gets into the Christmas spirit and fund-raises for charity.

Officers and staff across the force have raised over £1,500 for the Brain Tumour Charity.

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain cancer and helps the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.

Alison Garfoot, Support Services Administrator, organised a raffle and the sale of knitted Christmas novelties to raise funds for the charity.

The money raised will help to fund the charities vital research into brain cancer.

Chief Constable Steve Ashman said: "I'm incredibly proud of the enthusiasm and support shown by all Officers and staff. Their fund-raising demonstrates the true spirit of policing and I would like to congratulate everyone on their efforts.

"It's not only important we help raise money for the charity, but also help raise awareness of what support is available to people diagnosed with brain cancer and their families."

Alison said, "The Brain Tumour Charity means a lot to me and my family. Sadly in 2010 my cousin was diagnosed with a Brian tumour and ever since we have done everything we can to raise money to help fund research.

"Over the past three years we have raised over £11,000 from this and other fund-raising raffles and I would like to thank my work colleagues, family and friends for their continued generosity.  Their support has been overwhelming. The Brain Tumour Charity is a fantastic organisation which gives tremendous help and support  to people suffering from cancer."

"I hope this donation helps the charity and look forward to working with the organisation in the future."

For more information about the work of The Brain Tumour Charity please visit