This year 26 children ventured to an activity centre in Wiltshire for a week of fun and games – and they certainly didn’t leave disappointed.
The Gurney Fund, a charity who support the children of Officers who have died or been medically retired from service, takes their beneficiaries away every year on a weeklong adventure holiday allowing them to spend time with children in a similar position to themselves.
Arriving last Sunday, the holiday kicked off with a vertical assault course, raft building, and camp fire making. With a trip down to Hampshire Constabulary HQ on Tuesday, the kids got involved in a Q&A with CC Olivia Pinkney, a Police Dogs demo, a blue light experience – with smoke bombs and water pistols, a meet and greet with TVP horses (and their officers!) and finished up with a big old “riot”! Back at camp the week finished with zip wiring, quad biking and plenty of team building activities!
Big thanks to John Apter, Vice Chairman of the Gurney Fund who organises the holiday each year, all the Officers form the HQ who took their time to make this experience so special for these children, and also to all of those who donate. These holidays are really important for the children and would simply not be possible without the support of the 22 subscribing forces and their officers.
If you want to find out more about what the Gurney Fund do, and how you can get involved visit the website at https://www.gurneyfund.org/ or follow them on twitter @GurneyFund