Last year more than £68,000 was raised by the Patient’s Social Committees at St Andrews and Castlebrae. This is a fantastic amount and helps us to provide treatment for the 4,000 injured and ill police officers we see each year.
The majority of our funding comes from serving police officers who make regular donations from their salary, and from retired officers donating by direct debit. Unfortunately these donations alone don’t meet our full running costs and additional fundraising is therefore crucial.
Each Treatment Centre runs a patient social committee each week with raffles, bingo and other fundraising activities taking place on an evening. These activities raise a significant amount each year for the Charity and we are very grateful for our patients support with this.
Funds raised by our social committees in the past have been used in a variety of ways, such as to
purchase weight vests, a mini hifi for the pool area, ipod shuffle and dock for the Complementary Therapy team, ceiling speakers for the Physiotherapy Department
and a greenhouse and accessories for the gardens at Castlebrae.
Social Committees are a great way to get to know your colleagues and fundraise for the Centres! To find out how you can help beat last year's total and organise activities whilst staying at the Treatment Centre speak to the DRCE Team when you arrive.