£10,000 charity donation on eve of Police Federation Conference

19 May 2015

Martyn Mordecai and Hannah Robinson

Martyn Mordecai and Hannah Robinson

Ahead of its Annual Conference in Bournemouth this week, the Police Federation of England and Wales presented a cheque for £10,000 to local children’s hospice Julia’s House, a charity dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across the county and in South Wiltshire.

The donation will go some way towards helping to provide much needed support for parents and children both in the hospice and in their own homes.

Martyn Mordecai, Treasurer of the Police Federation of England and Wales said:

“It is important to us that we help a local charity in the community we hold conference.

"Julia’s House provides vital support and comfort to families when they need it most. They make a real difference to people’s lives and we are proud to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause.”

Hannah Robinson, Community Fundraiser for Julia’s House said: “We are delighted to receive this fantastic donation from the Police Federation of England and Wales. This is the second year they have supported Julia’s House with such generosity - we are truly overwhelmed and grateful to be the chosen charity. We rely on public fundraising and donations for 94 per cent of the money we need to continue helping families with life-limited children. This gift will make an immediate difference and help to provide vital services including our hospice care, home visits, activities for siblings and neonatal care."

Julia’s House receive 6% of their total annual funding from the government and therefore rely heavily on public fundraising and donations.

The cheque was presented by Martyn Mordecai, Treasurer of the Police Federation of England and Wales to Hannah Robinson, Community Fundraiser from Julia’s House.

Notes to Editor:
Police Federation of England and Wales, Annual Conference
Delegates come from the 43 forces throughout England and Wales, as well as from Scotland, Northern Ireland and overseas, from the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the Superintendents’ Association and senior officials from the Home Office. The event takes place from Tuesday 19 May to Thursday 21 May in Bournemouth. More information available on www.polfed.org. Twitter @PFEW_HQ.

Julia’s House
The aim of Julia’s House is to maximise and enrich the quality of life for Dorset children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. More information on www.juliashouse.org. Twitter @Julias_House.