Get Active and help policing charity


PUBLISHED 03 Jun 2021

IN News

Members of Cambridgeshire Police Federation are being urged to go online and register to take part in this year’s Police Get Active Challenge to raise funds for Police Care UK.

Officers who choose to get involved can do any sort of physical activity from a 1km walk to running a marathon, swimming, taking part in gym sessions, joining an exercise class or enjoying a bike ride and log their progress on the Get Active Challenge website or  mobile apps.

Organisers said those taking part would give members the chance to raise money for Police Care UK and give their own health and wellbeing a boost at the same time.

Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom encouraged members to sign up for the challenge.

She said: “This a great idea to get a bit of extra exercise and also raise funds for Police Care UK which is a charity we all support.

“People can do as much or as little as they choose and I would encourage everyone to sign up and take part for a really worthwhile cause.”

The month-long challenge kicks off on 28 June  and participants can raise funds by setting up a Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving page and asking family, friends, colleagues and workplaces to sponsor them.

The money raised will go directly towards improving the lives of police officers injured or killed on duty, and their loved ones and everyone who takes up the Get Active Challenge  will receive a special commemorative police challenge coin.

It costs £15 to sign up and half the entry fee goes straight to Police Care UK, the charity for serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing.

The challenge runs from 28 June until 26 July and officers can register online.