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Join us for the weekend

EACH year towards the end of July, COPS holds its Annual Survivors’ Weekend and Service of Remembrance. The weekend brings together families from all over the UK to gain peer support and comfort from the only people who can truly say, “I understand”. This year’s event begins on Friday 29 July at the Drayton Manor […]

Positive news at difficult time of year

UNTIL 12 years ago Spring was, for me, one of the best seasons of the year – partly because it signals the end of winter and, hopefully, the worst of the weather. But also because it brings new life to both flora and fauna and generally refreshes the countryside. Back in 2004, however, all that […]

Welcome to new members of the COPS family

CARE of Police Survivors is delighted to welcome two new members to our team. Alison Sutton joins as Fundraising Coordinator, and will be responsible for supporting COPS’ network of dedicated fundraisers. Cara Russon joins as Policy and Resources Coordinator, and will be working on designing and developing policies, procedures and supporting compliance that will help […]

Physical and mental strength to be tested in COPS Yomp

MEMBERS of the police family with mental and physical strength and commitment are being asked to take part in a 30 mile, load-bearing ‘yomp’ across rugged Northumberland countryside, with participants running alongside the Royal Marines. The event is the idea of Simon Guilfoyle and Lee Gosling, both serving Police Inspectors, who have secured official endorsement […]

Officers run riot – raising money for Care of Police Survivors

MORE than £2,000 has been raised for Care of Police Survivors by officers and staff running the Reading Half Marathon – including some in riot gear! The team from Thames Valley Police, including Tyrone Powell, Charlene Lillico, Zach Rowe, Steve Bromell, Simone Eissengarthen and Rachel Loveridge tackled the 13.1 mile course at the beginning of […]