A fundraising calendar that includes four-legged heroes from Northamptonshire Police has raised greater than £2,500 for a canine welfare charity.
In 2020, the power launched a canine calendar that was nicely obtained and raised cash for The Nationwide Police Dog Memorial.
After taking a break in 2021 due to Covid, the staff determined it might be nice to place collectively one other calendar for 2022 in an effort to increase funds for the Skinny Blue Paw Basis – a nationwide canine welfare charity that celebrates, protects and helps working and retired police canine throughout the entire of the UK.
The power’s police canine function in motion each month of the calendar and the photographs used have been taken by a PCSO who can be a eager photographer.
To this point, the calendar has raised greater than £2,500 for the charity, which additionally offers monetary help to the house owners of the retired police canine who obtain no monetary help as soon as they’ve retired and this may be very troublesome to insure resulting from their working lives.
PC Lucy Sculthorpe, who’s a Northamptonshire Police canine handler, helped organise the calendar. She mentioned: “Two retired dogs from our unit are supported by the Thin Blue Paw Foundation: RPD Harper and RPD Redd. Both had required ongoing treatment which has been funded by the charity and we wanted to give something back to say ‘thank you’.
“We produced another calendar for 2022 after lots of requests from members of the public, not just in Northamptonshire but across the country and even from abroad. We sent orders to America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
“The calendar has been a huge success and we’ve been able to donate more than £2,500 to the Thin Blue Paw Foundation.”
The charity additionally supported PD Nala who sadly handed away shortly after being introduced with a Skinny Blue Paw Lifetime Achievement award for her work inside policing.
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Gemma Wardell, charity trustee, met up with Chief Constable Nick Adderley and Northamptonshire Police, Crime & Hearth commissioner Stephen Mould on September 6 to simply accept the donation formally at a presentation held at Darby Home in Wellingborough.
PD Ebby and PD Frankie have been there to current the cheque, accompanied by their handler, PC Ash Value.
Gemma mentioned: “We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who organised the calendar, had their photos taken, and bought one to hang on their wall. Every pound helps us to support ex-police dogs in their retirements and ensure they have access to the very best veterinary care, medication and treatment.”
Chief Constable Adderley added: “The Thin Blue Paw Foundation provide support for veterinary and rehabilitation treatment to both our serving and retired police dogs, and we hope that the money raised can help them continue the good work they already do.”
Stephen Mould continued: “Police dogs play an important role in keeping the county safe; fighting crime and protecting the people of Northamptonshire. It is right that we do what we can to support these four-legged heroes to ensure they live happy and healthy lives whilst in service and once retired.”