Get moving to help police charity

Dyfed Powys Police Federation secretary Roger Webb has praised the work of Police Care UK as he encouraged members to get moving in support of the charity.

The Get Active Challenge is being launched nationwide this month to help officers and staff stay healthy and look after their wellbeing.

It will also help Police Care UK, the charity for police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families who have suffered harm as a result of policing.

Roger said: “The Get Active Challenge is coming, and we’d like as many members as possible – and their family and friends – to take part.

“The six-week challenge is a great way to improve fitness, have some banter with colleagues and other forces and to support Police Care UK, which is a brilliant cause.

“We have recently been in touch with Police Care to access support for some of our members and have been really impressed both with the services the charity provides and the support it gave to the officers concerned.

“Police Care does so much to support the policing family in times of trouble, so it’d be great if we can support them. And you never know when you might need their help.”

All physical activity counts and is tracked on national leader boards with individual and collective mileage, and fund-raising targets.

Running, cycling and swimming, exercise classes, weights and even the dog walk, every activity counts towards your total.

The Get Active Challenge runs from next Monday (14 September) to 31 October. Registration is now open via the Get Active Challenge website and every participant receives a medal.

The entry fee is £15. Police Care UK receives 50 per cent of the sign-up fee and any additional fund-raising participants wish to do via Just Giving.

The challenge is open to serving staff plus partners, family, friends and supporters and the inter-force competition will be shown on the leader board page on the site.