Coventry Police tuck shop raises £10,000 for charity - The Coventry Observer

Coventry Police tuck shop raises £10,000 for charity

Coventry Editorial 7th Oct, 2022   0

COVENTRY Central police station’s tuck shop has raised £10,000 for charity in 10 months.

The shop is used by neighbourhood and response officers before and after shifts as well as during breaks, with the proceeds going towards supporting good causes in the city and nationally.

Some of the £10,000 total has come from officers running marathons and taking on other sponsored challenges.

Zoe’s Place children’s hospice, domestic abuse charity Haven’s Women’s Project and Coventry foodbanks are among those to benefit.

The Canley Prom Bank, which provides low-cost evening wear hire for Coventrians graduating from school or college, was also helped, with the cash used to buy two dresses.

They were recently presented to Prom Bank founder Anna-Marie Corbett.

She said: “We’re really grateful for the donations – the dresses are two beautiful additions to our collection.

“Prom dresses can be hundreds of pounds and especially with the cost of living crisis that’s simply too much for many families.

“For many year 11 children the prom is the highlight of their year and it’s a huge shame if they can’t go.”

The cash will also be used to buy a public access bleed control kit from The Daniel Baird Foundation which will be placed outside Coventry Transport Museum.


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