Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has donated £1,932.80 to The Police Treatment Centres, which treat injured, ill and those Police Officers who may also be suffering psychological issues such as stress and anxiety.
The money was raised through an auction following the move of North Yorkshire Police headquarters from Newby Wiske to Northallerton. A total of £3,865.61 was raised, and was split equally to the Police Treatment Centre and the North Yorkshire Police Welfare Fund.
Julia Mulligan, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:
We are privileged to have one of the two UK Police Treatment Centres in our county, and I have seen first-hand the brilliant work they do supporting serving and retired police officers.
I know this donation will be put to good use, and it seems fitting to donate to this particular charity, along side North Yorkshire Police’ welfare fund, given where the money has come from. Officers put themselves in harms way every working day of their lives so it is only right we are there to support them when they need it.
The purposely designed Police Treatment Centres care for around 4000 officers every year offering intensive residential physiotherapy ensuring officers are back in full operation more quickly serving the public and keeping our communities safe. The charity is largely supported by Police Officers themselves with a weekly payroll contribution to The Police Treatment Centres, however with falling numbers of Police Officers and rising costs The Police Treatment Centre has to find ways of bridging the gap.
Patrick Cairns, CEO of the PTC said:
We are very grateful for this generous grant from the Commissioner who has been great a supporter of the PTC for a number of years.