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Presentation held at Police Headquarters to honour two charities

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Police raise money for charity

A presentation was held yesterday, Tuesday 23 January 2018, at Devon and Cornwall police headquarters to honour two charities with cheques for the money raised the by Force.

Over the past year, Devon and Cornwall Police’s Snowsport section have been sponsored by BT to raise money for The Wave Project and Disability Snowsport UK.

A charity event was held in London at the BT tower on 4 November 2017 and raised a total of £3460 for the two charities.

The cheques were presented to Disability Snowsport UK and The Wave Project by Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton, who is also the Chair of the Police Sports UK snow sport section. He was also joined by Colm O’Neill and Ed Stainton from BT.

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Netherton said: “Both of these charities work hard to fulfil their purpose of helping people with disabilities experience a better life through sports.

“For the past 30 years, Disability Snowsport UK has encouraged anyone with a disability, whether it be learning, sensory or physical, to take part in snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding.

“The Wave Project is an award winning UK charity that helps young people (aged 8-21) at risk of isolation due to a mental health issue, learning difficulty or a physical disability, experience a better life through surfing.

“The charity’s work has been hailed as an innovative and accessible way to help to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people across the UK.

“Devon and Cornwall Police have always had a supportive ethos towards the participation in sport by its members.  Officers and staff can become members of the Force Sports Association which supports many different sports and fitness activities as one way of promoting health and wellbeing for its staff."

You can find more information on both the charities at:

Disability Snowsport UK  - http://www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk/About-Us/About-Disability-Snowsport-UK.aspx

The Wave Project -  https://www.waveproject.co.uk/

 


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