Kind-hearted cop thanked for organising community trip
29 Sep 2018 08:00 AM[View Full Size]
A kind-hearted cop has been thanked by a Newcastle disability group after he went the extra mile to organise a day to remember.
PC Ian Carlin has worked with The Caddy Shacks ever since becoming a neighbourhood bobby in Fawdon.
The group is made up of adults with learning disabilities who regularly meet at Fawdon Community Centre to socialise and take part in activities.
Ian is a regular visitor to the group, which is organised by Rookie Sports, and has formed a close friendship with the group in recent years.
Earlier this year he successfully applied to the PMAS “Force For Good” Community Funding Initiative to get some money for something special.
It meant The Caddy Shacks could enjoy a special day trip to Whitehouse Farm earlier this month paid for by the £350 grant.
Now PC Carlin has received a hand-made card from the group signed by everyone who made the trip.
Inside the message read: “To PC CARLIN, thank you very much for getting the funds so that we could go to Whitehouse Farm, and thank you for coming with us.
“We had a great time. From all of your friends at The Caddy Shacks.”
PC Carlin said he was just happy to be able to give something back to a community group that has been supporting vulnerable adults in the area for years.
He said: “The Caddy Shacks is an incredible group that do so much positive work for vulnerable adults in the Fawdon area.
“I am a regular visitor and have struck up some friendships with members of the group who have been attending every week for a number of years.
“I knew I wanted to do something for them and when I heard about the community funding initiative I knew I wanted to do something for them.
“They are all amazing people and deserved a special day out. I am over the moon that they had such a good time and loved the special card they sent to me.”
A huge well done to PC Carlin for going that extra mile and giving something back to his local community. You’ve made a great group of people very happy!