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Your fellow survivors need you!

WHAT do you want from COPS? Care of Police Survivors is looking to expand its Survivor Committee so it can better represent the large group of survivors that it supports. Heather Cooper, who has been the Chair of the Committee since it was first formed in October 2012, is looking for regional representatives who can gather […]

Survivors don’t need to suffer in silence

DO YOU need someone to talk to? Care of Police Survivors has a dedicated Survivor Liaison who is specifically on hand to listen and offer support to those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Sue Pyke is a qualified counsellor with extensive experience in bereavement and, as a survivor herself, is keen […]

On your bike – Unity Tour picks up pace

TRAINING is well underway across the country for the annual UK Police Unity Tour. Participants are planning to cycle 170 miles over three days, starting at the National Police Memorial at The Mall in London on 18 July and travelling across six counties to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on 20 July to coincide […]

Selling point – latest from your COPS shop

THE COPS shop continues to do well, although the winter months tend to be quieter. The charity is always looking for new ideas for things that would sell well, so if you have any great suggestions please contact Christine Fulton, COPS Founder and Merchandise Lead, at

Survivors’ Weekend and AGM on the horizon

PREPARATIONS for this year’s Survivors Weekend are well underway. The event is being held from 18 to 20 July and will run in a similar way to last year, with a representative from each relationship group speaking at the National Memorial Arboretum on the Sunday (pictured). The Annual General Meeting is on the Saturday.

Cash for COPS: Update on February Fundraising

A NUMBER of fundraising activities have been taking place for Care of Police Survivors. Sue Brace, President of COPS, and Sandra Jones, Chair of the Fundraising Committee, attended a Cleveland Police Federation dinner on Saturday 15 February, where more than £1,600 was raised for the charity. Sue and Sandra described it as a “fantastic night”. […]

Walk for Remembrance at The National Memorial Arboretum

THE National Memorial Arboretum is inviting the COPS family to take part in its annual Walk for Remembrance on Sunday 11 May. Participants complete either a 5km or a 10km walk around the beautiful memorial landscape, woodland and riverside trails before finishing at the Armed Forces Memorial.