The Treatment Centres is now, more than ever in need of your support to help fund its annual running costs. Taking part in sponsored fundraising events/challenges are great ways to help us raise money, and we offer you all the support you need.
Your amazing efforts really will help us to make sure that the Police Treatment Centres can continue providing vital treatment and support to help officers return to better health and get back to work sooner. There are so many ways you can get involved –take part in an organised event, or plan your own!
Taking Part in an Organised Event
Take up a challenge and become a PTC Fundraising Hero! Whether it's a cycle, swim, run, walk or something a bit adventurous...there are plenty of ways you can support the PTC.
Stuck for inspiration? There are lots of national events that you can part in and fundraise for the PTC!
Secure one of our three charity places for this years Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon.
Apply for your place here: https://bit.ly/3kE7ibv
Sign up for The PTC's first Virtual Back on the Beat Cycle Sportive.
From 10th-16th May cycle 100km and raise a minimum of £100 for the PTC.
Find out more and sign up here: https://bit.ly/3b7SQpj
Download our Calendar of Events for 2021 for even more ways to get involved!
*please note that dates may be subject to change due to COVID-19*
Organise Your Own Event!
Holding a fundraising event is a fantastic way to support The Police Treatment Centres, and there are plenty of things you can do!
Your event could be a bike ride, a run or even a head shave...just about anything! From Ale Tasting to Zumba - check out our A-Z of Fundraising Ideas & get inspired!
At the moment, you may not want to be out and about taking part or running your Fundraising Events. So why not try a virtual fundraising event that you can complete with no limits on time or location! Perhaps you have had an event cancelled this year and would like to replicate it from the comfort of your own home?!
Why not run a marathon in a month, climb Ben Nevis on your stairs or cycle 100km in 10 days?
For more information on livestreaming, take a look at JustGiving's handy guide.
Take a look at our Virtual Fundraising Ideas to get inspired:
If you’re raising funds for the Police Treatment Centres we’d love to hear about it. Contact us today on 01423 504448 or email us to receive your free Fundraising Hero Kit and to have a chat about your ideas.
Fundraising Hero Kit
When you become a Fundraising Hero we will send you a Fundraising Hero Kit and merchandise to give you all the tools and ideas you need to make your event a success.
Get in touch with us and we can provide:
- Fundraising Hero Kit
- Sponsorship Forms
- Gift Aid Forms
- Letter of Authorisation
- Template Press Release
Online fundraising pages are a great way of raising funds - chose Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving and start fundraising!
Phil Spencer Cycling 50 miles on his 50th birthday
Date Published: 05/05/21
PTC Ambassador Phil Spencer turns 50 years of age on 19th May 2021 and he has decided to mark the occasion with a Fundraising challenge!
Phil will Cycle 50 miles (on the day) and hope to raise at least £50 for each nominated charity. Phil has chosen Police Treatment Centres, Police Care UK and Redcar and Cleveland Mind as they all help to promote better mental health in Policing and Emergency services and they are very much needed charities to support Police officers and staff.
Phil said "Mental health is such a passion of mine having seen my friends and colleague's disintegrate in front of me, having some of my own issues and watching my daughter struggle with anorexia."
You can donate and support Phil here: Virgin Money Giving | Cycling 50 miles on my 50th birthday
The 120 Marathon Man Challenge
Date Published: 04/05/21
Graham Wilson is taking an the mammoth challenge trek of 120 marathon distances of 26.5 miles per day for 120 consecutive days.
Unfortunately postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Graham has now planned to start in June 2021 and complete them across the UK. You can join Graham and his fantastic team in as many or as few steps as you would like to, he will walk an average of 58000 steps per marathon giving a total of 6,960,000 steps throughout the 120 days. See the full plan here 120 Marathon Man | All Stages.
Andrew Aitken Takes on the Celtman Challenge
Date Published: 04/05/21
On 12 June, Castlebrae PT Andrew Aitken will take on the Celtman Challenge. He will be raising funds for both the PTC and Marie Curie.
The Celtman involves a 3.4 km swim in Loch Shieldaig. 202 km bike on undulating/ twisty roads and finally a 42 km run through an ancient Drover’s pass and over the Beinn Eighe mountain range.
You can donate and support Andrew here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AndrewAitken
"I have had great support in my training and preparation for Celtman. Working as a PT for the charity I get to see the excellent work the centers do to help improve the health and wellbeing of injured and ill officers."
Thank You to our 2020 Fundraisers
Date Published: 10/02/21
2020 was a tough year for many charities around the world, and the PTC was no exception.
Although our fundraising income was hit hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic, some fundraising still took place!
Thank you to the amazing fundraisers who completed marathons, climbed mountains and raised money in memory of friends, all for the PTC!
Simon Jay Completes Virtual London Marathon
Date Published: 26/10/20
When Simon Jay couldn't take part in the Virgin London Marathon 2020 due to cancellation he still completed the Virtual London Maratthon and raised over £1,600 for the PTC! He even rather a little further just for luck!
Thanks Simon for all of your support!
"I ran the Virtual Marathon in 2020 for The Police Treatment Centres on a wet, windy October... I definitely learnt a few things I would do differently next time! I didn't expect it to be so well known - Cars were beeping along the streets as you ran past with your marathon vest on, other runners and pedestrians cheering you on, it seemed like the whole thing had gone viral for the day!"
Gemma Completes Half Marathon in PB Time
Date Published: 01/04/20
A huge thank you to Gemma Carson!
Gemma was due to take part in the Darwen Half Marathon last weekend. However...just because the event was cancelled this didn't stop her!
Gemma said that she got up at the crack of dawn as she still wanted to support us and completed the half marathon distance and with a PB time!
Gemma has raised an amazing £223.75 for the PTC! Thank you so much for your amazing efforts!
2019 Fundraising Heroes
Date Published: 04/12/19
A massive thank you and well done to our 2019 Fundraising Heroes...
Laura Sayer Completes NYC Marathon
Date Published: 03/12/19
Today PC Laura Sayer of Police Scotland visited Castlebrae to mark her magnificent triumph in completing the New York City Marathon a few weeks ago and raising an amazing £3,392 for the PTC.
Laura was seriously injured on duty last year in a knife attack while attending a routine call. She has since then visited Castlebrae twice as part of her rehabilitation. Laura was so grateful for the help and support she received at the centre that she took on the daunting challenge of completing the New York City Marathon and raising the funds for the PTC.
We are so glad to see Laura having made such a good recovery from her injuries and we are very grateful to her for support.
You can still add to Laura’s fundraising total by donating here: https://bit.ly/34iHUPj
North Wales Police Snowdon Challenge
Date Published: 30/05/19
In the early hours of Thursday 30th May, members of North Wales Police climbed Snowdon in the dark to raise money for Hafal, Care of Police Survivors (COPS) and The Police Treatment Centres.
Sergeant Tom Prytherch organised the event as part of his wider 'Cerdded Cymraeg' initiative which encourages police officers, staff, friends and family members to get some exercise by walking and to practive chatting in Welsh.
The group set off at 1am in the morning and reached the summit at sunrise. The team decided to split their fundraising between the three charities as all provide essential services and support for the communities of North Wales and we would love your help to raise as much as we can to help them to continue their work.
The Team raised a fantastic £352.38 for the PTC! Thank you and a huge congratulations!
Nicola and Christopher Hilton complete Marathon Challenge
Date Published: 29/05/19
Nicola and Christopher Hilton have raised nearly £1,000 for the PTC by completing a series of marathons.
Culminating in the Wigan 1/2 Marathon earlier this year. A huge thank you to Nicola and Christopher for all of their efforts over the last 12 months. The amazing total will go towards helping the PTC's police family patients when they need it the most.
Chris Completes Iron Man Challenge
Date Published: 29/05/19
Fundraising Hero Chris Birks recently took on the Ironman70.3 Staffordshire!
Chris put himself through a continuous:
1.2 mile swim
56 mile cycle
13.1 mile run
All in aid of the PTC! The PTC is close to Chris' heart...his Mom is Head Nurse at St Andrews and his Dad used the Centres throughout the 90s.
Chris managed an impressive time of 7 hours and 9 minutes and said he would do it all again!
Chris has so far managed to raised over £500, and wishes for his fundraising to be put towards the PTC's Psychological Wellbeing Programme.
Help support Chris' goal and read more of his story here