2 June 2021
Dyfed Powys Police Federation wellbeing lead Dai Gaskins is urging members to take part in the Police Get Active Challenge 2021 which gets underway later this month.
Dai said the challenge presented the perfect opportunity for members to get some extra exercise and give their physical and mental health a bit of boost while raising money for a good cause at the same time.
Officers who choose to get involved can do any sort of physical activity from a 1km walk to running a marathon, swimming, completing a gym session, joining an exercise class or taking a bike ride and log their progress on the Get Active Challenge website or mobile apps.
The four-week 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.
Dai said: “We all know how important exercise is for our physical and mental wellbeing and the Police Get Active Challenge gives us the perfect opportunity to get a little bit more active.
“So we can give ourselves a boost and raise funds for Police Care UK which is a charity we all support.
"Members can do as much or as little as they choose, Whether thats a few lengths of the pool or a long-distance bike ride, but I would encourage everyone to sign up and take part"
The challenge runs from 28 June until 26 July and officers can register online.