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  • Helping to Reach Potential

    Helping to Reach Potential

    A Gloucestershire family have shared their story with us showing how Police Children’s Fund have been a great help over the years. Tina says “my husband had not long retired after 30 years policing when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and was ill health retired. Having made career long contributions into Police Children’s Fund,…

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  • Taking a Moment…

    Taking a Moment…

    …to say thank you to all our donors. Thank you to the serving officers from our 22 contributing forces who donate regularly through their payroll. Thank you to our other donors who give regularly through JustGiving. Thank you to all those beneficiaries and officers who have thought of us when participating in various fundraising events.…

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  • A Trustee’s View

    A Trustee’s View

    Police Children’s Fund Trustee Garry Smith on how the Fund helps police families and the importance of the recent rebranding. Q: How did you get involved with Police Children’s Fund (previously The Gurney Fund)? A: I’m the branch secretary for Hampshire Police Federation, and I’ve been a Trustee with the Fund for a couple of…

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  • Time to Talk

    Time to Talk

    Highlighting the Time to Talk awareness day on the 1st of February allows children to turn to others for help during difficult times. The simple act of sharing a problem with someone can provide relief and much-needed comfort and reassurance.  Police Children’s Fund will always support initiatives that can help enhance children’s general well-being, health,…

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  • Thames Valley Triplets

    Thames Valley Triplets

    A Thames Valley Police detective whose police officer husband was severely brain damaged in an on-duty incident has thanked Police Children’s Fund for helping her support their six-year-old triplets. DC Claire Midwinter has been a single parent to Ella, Aria and Tamara for the past four and a half years since her husband Matt, also…

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  • International Day of Education 24.01.24

    International Day of Education 24.01.24

    This year, Police Children’s Fund invites you to join us in celebrating the International Day of Education on Wednesday the 24th of January. Together, we can amplify our efforts to provide children with the tools they need to build a brighter future. Whether it’s through fundraising events, educational initiatives, or spreading awareness, your support can…

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  • Christmas Message from the Chair

    Christmas Message from the Chair

    This is my first Christmas message to you as Chair of the newly formed Police Children’s Fund.  We have recently rebranded, some of you might have known us as The Gurney Fund and we hope with this rebrand we will raise awareness, increase understanding, restore clarity, improve recognition and extend our reach to the wider…

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  • A Few Words from the Office

    A Few Words from the Office

    Behind every great Board of Trustees is a dedicated admin team who ensure that ideas are implemented and followed up. Sherral Keywood, Fund Manager at the Police Children’s Fund, talks about the great work the charity does and why a rebrand was needed. Q: What does your role as Fund Manager involve? A: I manage…

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  • Trustees’ Week – 6-10 November 2023

    Trustees’ Week – 6-10 November 2023

    Trustees’ Week is a perfect opportunity for us to thank our trustees for their individual skills, experiences and perspectives which help to drive our charity forward, enabling us to continue to help as many children as possible within the police family. The theme for this year’s Trustees’ Week is ‘Many Voices. Working together. With purpose’ and…

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  • Working Together to Help More People

    Working Together to Help More People

    Police Children’s Fund recently met with Andy Standing and Marianne Dunkling of Sussex Police Federation for an informal chat at their offices on the south coast. What a positive and productive meeting it was! The Fund’s trustees aspire to help as many police children as possible and this requires raising awareness of the Fund’s work…

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