FUNDS were handed over from Wetherby Police Station’s annual open day in aid of The Police Treatment Centres.
The event was opened by Chris Hughes of BBC’s Egghead and oher guests included MP Alec Shelbrooke, the Mayor of Wetherby Cindy Bentley and Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd.
Displays included crime scenes, police dogs, riot cops in action, the Ghurkhas, RAF Air cadets and the Fire Service.
The event had a grand finale with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire fly-past.
As well as benefiting from the proceeds The Police Treatment Centres attended with a stall.
St Andrew’s Head Physio, Mark Oxley, was at hand on the day to talk to visitors about the care that is given at the Centre and displayed equipment used and a skeleton game for children.
Inspector Griffiths and Sergeant Appleyard visited the Police Treatment Centre in Harrogate recently to present the money raised from the day’s events.
The grand total of £981.51 was presented to the charity.
Nicola Ridgway, Fundraiser at the Police Treatment said: “Thank you to Wetherby Police for kindly choosing the Police Treatment Centres as their charity to support at this year’s open day.
“The event gave us a great opportunity to talk to many local people about the work carried out at the centres as well as coming away with a very generous donation.
“We are extremely grateful to all involved for supporting the charity and enabling us to be able to continue offering this vital service to the thousands of injured and ill police officers who need us every year.”