Last year more than £70,000 was raised by the Patient’s Social Committees at St Andrews and Castlebrae. This is a fantastic amount and helps us to provide treatment for the 4,000 injured and ill police officers we see each year.
The majority of our funding comes from serving police officers who make regular donations from their salary. Unfortunately these donations don’t meet our running costs and, particularly as police officer numbers fall, additional fundraising is crucial.
Each Treatment Centre runs a patient social committee each week with raffles, bingo and other fundraising activities taking place on an evening. These activities raise a significant amount each year for the Charity and we are very grateful for our patients support with this.
From 2015 any funds raised over £600 raised by the committees will go towards equipment needed in our centres. In 2014 these additional sums provided by the committees have helped us buy four bikes; a Flowtron cuff, an exercise bike, an ultrasound machine, a mega pulse machine, a cable machine and a sound system for the relaxation classes.
To find out how you can help and organise activities whilst staying at the Treatment Centre speak to the fundraising team when you arrive.