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Surrey Police Choose Shooting Star Chase As The Chief’s Charity

Published on: 22 May, 2015
Updated on: 22 May, 2015
Chief Constable charity cheque presentation

Chief Constable charity cheque presentation. (left to right): Amy McLeod, Kate Sheridan from Surrey Police alongside Surrey Police Chief Constable Lynne Owens and Dalton Leong, who is Chief Executive of The Children’s Trust.

Staff at Surrey Police voted to select Shooting Star Chase has been selected as the new Chief’s charity in a recent ballot.

Shooting Star Chase works to provide support and care to children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

The charity supplies vital medical and therapeutic care to children at two hospices, one in St Catherine’s, Guildford and one in London, and carries out work in the community to help families at every stage from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement.

The selection of a new charity follows on from a cheque being formally delivered by Chief Constable Lynne Owens to the previous Chief’s Charity – The Children’s Trust. Over the last year Surrey Police staff and officers raised a spectacular £5,751.83 for the charity.

The money was raised thanks to generous donations made during a range of events carried out throughout the year, including commendation ceremonies, raffles at Christmas carol events and the Surrey Police Fun Day or the Chief Constable’s very own Ice Bucket Challenge.

Chief Constable Lynne Owens said: “It has been an exciting and eventful year and I am overjoyed with the funds that the Force has collectively raised. The enthusiasm and creativity Surrey Police staff and officers demonstrate through their fundraising is commendable and I am deeply proud of all.”

“Shooting Star Chase is another extraordinary charity and through our fundraising we can help ensure that they continue to deliver care and support.”

Katy Jones, Community Fundraising Manager at Shooting Star Chase, said: “To keep our vital care service running we rely almost entirely on the generosity of our supporters, so we’re truly delighted to be chosen as the Chief’s Constable’s Charity of the Year.

“The support of our partners is crucial in enabling us to be able to keep our vital care service running, providing a lifeline for more than 650 local families going through the most unimaginable circumstances. We are looking forward to working with Surrey Police and supporting the Force’s fundraising efforts throughout the year.”


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