Met cadets donate £1,600 to COPS as charity of the year

Posted on August 11, 2015 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

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VOLUNTEER cadets from the Met have donated £1,600 to COPS after choosing it as their charity of the year.

COPS President Denis Gunn was presented with a cheque when he attended the the Met’s Volunteer Cadets End-Of-Competion and Parade at the force’s Specialist Training Centre in Gravesend, Kent.

The volunteer cadets (pictured) from the participating 32 London boroughs overwhelmingly voted COPS to be their charity for this year and each borough donated £50.

Approximately 400 cadets marched out on to the parade square before being inspected by Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh and the various Borough Commanders.

Denis gave an acceptance speech and a short talk about the work done by COPS, before the presentations were made to the captains of the winning boroughs in a range of categories.

Denis would like to thank Insp Helen Harper, who ran the day, and PC Paula Cooper (Youth Strategy and Engagement), for her help throughout the day.

Students of the Ministry of Defence Police donated £1,135 to COPS by raising money by setting themselves various challenges. Thanks to PC James Brothwell for organising the fundraising events.

Other generous donors have also been fundraising or donating to COPS over the summer.

The Scottish Police Federation made a £500 donation towards the cost of the children’s entertainment at the Survivors Weekend.

The Old Farm Park School of Dog Training in Nottingham ran a dog show to raise money for COPS and Help for Heroes, raising £500 for COPS .

And British Car Auctions Limited have donated £1,000 to the charity.

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