A GROUP of police officers from across Droitwich, Worcester and Malvern have joined forces for two good causes.
The bunch of bobbies, from various departments including Proactive CID, safer neighbourhood teams (SNTs) and civilian staff, will compete in the annual dragon boat race in Worcester on Sunday (June 28).
The group, who have even roped their families in to help, hope to raise £1,000 for New Hope and Swanswell.
In total, 18 people will be taking part.
New Hope, which works with children with disabilities and provides support for parents and carers, is trying to raise £1million to buy and run a small care farm.
That will offer day and overnight care for severely disabled young people aged between 16 and 25.
Swanswell works with the police’s integrated offender management (IOM) team on a daily basis. It is a national alcohol and drug charity that helps people change and be happy.
Members of the team from Droitwich included PC Tony Carter and CSO Keeley Hawkes from the SNTs and the chief officer support team’s PS Brian Gibbs.
DC Zoey Carter, an offender manager in the IOM team, said the causes were very close to the hearts of members of their team.
“We are all a bit nervous because it is exhausting but we will have fun.
“If anyone does want to donate I can guarantee we will earn it.”
Zoe thanked Listers Volkswagen, in Worcester, for their very kind support, adding the team wanted to raise as much money as possible for the two great charities and also raise awareness of the causes and what they did.
Visit www.justgiving.com/teams/westmerciafive-0newhope to donate.