Police raise cash for charities
06 May 2016 12:44 PM[View Full Size]
Officers and staff at Northumbria Police raise thousands for charity.
More than £8,500 was raised for Cancer Research UK and Lupus UK last week as the force held a day of charity 'bake it' events.
From as far north as Berwick to the very south of Houghton, officers and staff at stations across the whole of the force area got involved in the charity day by baking pies and cakes and holding bake sales and a prize raffle.
In total around £8,700 was raised and every penny will now be split between the two charities and donated.
Central Area Command Chief Superintendent Laura Young and Southern Chief Inspector Clare Langley were responsible for coming up with the idea behind the charity events but enlisted the help of colleagues from right across the force and everyone from the force cadets to the chief Constable got involved.
Chief Supt Laura Young said: "To raise such a large amount of money for charity is absolutely amazing and I'd like to thank everyone who baked, cooked, bought raffle tickets and donated for all of their help and support.
"It was a fantastic day, and there was a real buzz throughout the whole force as everyone got involved in the event and I have to make special mention of our staff in Berwick who sold 1,000 raffle tickets there alone."
Chief Insp Clare Langley said: "We've raised a lot of money for two fantastic charities and I was overwhelmed with the generosity of our staff and officers.
"People really went above and beyond with their efforts and I'd like to thank everyone who donated the prizes for the raffle and everyone who came together for the benefit of two very important charities that we are proud to support."