The Special Constabulary have been recognised for their volunteer work at the Cumberland Show by being awarded with a cheque, which was donated to the Carlisle Youth Zone.
A team of special constables gave their time for free to support the show; providing high visibility police patrols, traffic management, and assisting members of the public who visited this annual event. The Committee recognised the support they received from the Special Constabulary and donated a cheque for £500. The donation is being made to Carlisle Youth Zone, a charity that the special constables involved chose to support.
Lorraine Phillips, Secretary of the Committee for the Cumberland Show, commented:
“On behalf of the Cumberland Agricultural Society I would like to thank the North Territorial Policing Area for their invaluable assistance on the 14th June 2014 at the Cumberland County Show. It was with the assistance of the Special Constabulary that the event and the traffic ran so smoothly.
“Carlisle Youth Zone provide an accessible hub for young people to meet, learn, and build relationships, and they also encourage a strong volunteering programme, we are proud to be associated with their organisation.”
Lynsey Buckle, Development Manager for Carlisle Youth Zone said:
“Carlisle Youth Zone believes passionately in giving young people opportunities to engage in positive and meaningful activities and we’re delighted that Cumbria Special Constabulary clearly feels the same way. With this generous donation we can ensure that more young people can participate in activities, trips, and projects encouraging personal responsibility, tolerance, and respect.”
Special Chief Inspector Lee Grieves, who led the team, said:
“The Special Constabulary continues to provide support to the regular force and provide a policing resource when and where it is needed. This is a perfect example of how the Special Constabulary continues to support the communities of Cumbria by supporting Carlisle Youth Zone to provide further opportunities for young people. This shows the dedication and commitment of all officers involved. We are very grateful for the kind donation to Carlisle Youth Zone”.