Mid Sussex RED raised a grand total of £1,903.33 for the Police Dependants' Trust.
On Tuesday 4th April 2017, a member of the MS RED Team volunteered to raise
money for the Police Dependants' Trust, a national charity supporting serving and former Police Officers and thier Dependants', killed or injured during the course of their duties serving the Public. The following
article was published in the Charlton Athletic Matchday Programme on Saturday 8th April 2017:
The Police Dependants’ Trust would like to thank Charlton Athletic Football Club, in particular Lisa Squires, for making all arrangements to permit one of our volunteers
to collect donations from supporters prior to the match versus MK DONS on Tuesday night. The volunteer, a supporter of the club
for 30 years, informed the Trust that he could not say “thank you” fast enough to keep up with the rate in which supporters, from both clubs, donated money.
“I was humbled by the generosity and gratitude shown towards the PD Trust and the Police Service in general on Tuesday. I’d hoped to raise £933.00 for the PD Trust, not only in the memory of PC Palmer (933 SO), but to support the 3 other Police Officers who were injured on Westminster Bridge on the 22nd March. The PD Trust was established in World Cup Winning year of 1966 and has been supporting serving & former Officers and their dependants’ ever since. I’m immensely
proud to call myself a Charlton Fan and know the loyalty, determination and care conveyed by the fans and the club itself towards “one of our own”, will never be forgotten”.
“The huge sum of £1,762.68 was collected in 3 donation buckets, in less than
2 hours outside of the club shop on Tuesday night. Added to an additional £140.65 raised prior to this collection, the target of £933.00 was more than DOUBLED. A grand total of £1,903.33 has been donated to the PD Trust in the memory of PC Palmer and his 3 colleagues injured that
day. Thank you very much indeed to all Charlton & MK DONS fans for making this donation possible”.
For more information regarding The Police Dependants’ Trust please visit: www.pdtrust.org/