To mark the 50th anniversary of the Police Dependants’ Trust, this August the Trust is asking officers across the UK to donate one hour’s pay both to commemorate the deaths of Sergeant Christopher Head and Constables David Wombwell and Geoffrey Fox and to enable them to help more injured officers and bereaved families over the years.
The Trust was founded following the brutal murders of three police officers in Shepherds Bush, London, on Friday 12 August 1966. Since then the Trust has provided financial and welfare support to around 7000 police officers and their families.
There is no requirement to donate to the Trust in order to be eligible to access support. Some officers already support the Trust via payroll, but the Trust also rely on voluntary donations.
The Share an Hour Campaign gives officers a chance to find out more about the support that is available to them and their colleagues and enables them to make a one off donation directly to the Trust via the dedicated Just Giving page.