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!
Download our Calendar of Events for 2020 / 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!
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
2018 Fundraising Total
Date Published: 04/02/19
A huge thank you to all of our 2018 Fundraising Heroes...your fantastic efforts raised an amazing £16,558.90 for The Police Treatment Centres!
Our fundraising heroes took part in everything from half marathons, Iron Man Challenges to Sheep Dog Trials!
You can also become a fundraising hero and get involved in 2019! Just take a look at our events calendar for plenty of ideas!
This year the PTC has also purchased five charity places for the Stirling Half Marathon on 28th April 2019. Just pledge to raise at least £150 for the PTC and secure your place!
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place on the Stirling 1/2 Marathon or to find out more about our calendar of events for 2019!
Graeme Openshaw Takes On Manchester Marathon
Date Published: 04/02/19
Fundraising Hero Graeme Openshaw will be taking on the Manchester Marathon on 7th April 2019 in aid of The Police Treatment Centres!
On 16th September 2017 Graeme was involved in a serious road traffic accident. He came off his bicycle and broke his left arm and leg. Graeme spent 8 days in hospital and faced a long road to recovery.
Throughout his career Graeme had always donated to the Police Treatment Centre and in December 2017 he spent 2 weeks at the PTC centre in Harrogate receiving excellent physio and other treatment.
"The staff were exceptional and literally got me back on my feet. Within a month I was back at work and running again. I wouldn’t have recovered as quickly without the PTC.The PTC receives 90% of its funding from police officers and staff both serving and retired, but it couldn’t do it’s work without fund raising. The PTC treats over 4000 members of the police family every year, proving treatment for physical and mental well-being.
When I started running 3 years ago to get back in shape I told my friends ‘this will not end up in me doing a marathon’. On Sunday 7th April 2019 I will be taking part in my first marathon, the ASICS Manchester Marathon. I will be motivated knowing that I will be raising money for the PTC and in some small way repaying them for the care they gave me."
You can read more about Graeme's amazing story and donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/graeme-openshaw