Tendring: Student officers’ end of the pier show
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Our newest student officers put their best feet forward and got in thousands of steps walking between Clacton and Walton piers to raise money for a charity which helps young children understand the loss of a baby within the family.
The sun shone on PC Aaron Bruin, PC Jordan Frisby, PC Sophia Whitehead, PC Danielle Conlon, PC Paul Miles, PC Chloe Wright, PC Lauren Brown, PC Ben Strutt, PC Richard Steel, PC Charlie Harris and PC Max Knight who completed the walk in their own time.
As part of their training, each intake of student officers has to raise money for a charity, which each intake chooses itself.
W Intake chose to support The Lexi Doll charity which donates special dolls to hospitals to help comfort young children grieving the loss of a sibling or a relative’s baby. The dolls can be used to help them to understand what has happened and is something they can play with, hold and cuddle in memory of the baby.
The walk raised more than £600 for the charity.
“We decided to support The Lexi Doll charity because it’s close to the heart of one of our fellow student officers and they are doing a terrific job supporting bereaved children.
“It was a great day, the sun shone and we want to say a huge thank you to the public who donated spare change to our charity bucket and local businesses who supported us by supplying us with food and drink on a hot day and kept our charity bucket for a week to enable additional donations to be made.
“So far our intake has raised more than £2,000 for the charity, holding bake sales, Breakfast Clubs, quiz nights and another sponsored walk and we are delighted with all the support we have received for this amazing charity.”
PC Paul Miles
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