Chief Constable Andy Cooke will be giving our Mini Police the run-a-round today (Friday, 5 December 2019) to test their detective skills to raise money for charity.
The Chief will be supporting the force’s ‘Million Makers Challenge’, an initiative run by officers and staff which aims to raise £10,000 for The Prince’s Trust. The Challenge has been taking place since 1 July this year and will finish on New Year’s Eve – so far the team has raised £4,000 towards its goal.
The Prince’s Trust makes a real difference to young people in our local community, helping them change their lives and get into work, education and training. For a number of years now, Merseyside Police has helped raised considerable amounts for The Prince’s Trust.
Today the challenge for the police is to find the fugitive Chief Constable, who will have escaped from behind his desk in a bid to break free from the paperwork and phone calls.
Chief Constable Andy Cooke, who is looking forward to the challenge, explained: “Today is about raising money for a charity, which is instrumental in helping young people in our local communities. The Mini Police have thrown down the gauntlet and will be using their highly honed detective skills, along with a helping hand from Inspector Jon Coote and the Million Makers team, to track me down.
“But I won’t be making it easy for them. I’ll be trying every trick in the book to evade them and hopefully as they chase me around the city the good people of Merseyside will show some Christmas spirit and dig deep to help us reach our target for this year.
“Finally, I would like to reassure the parents of the Mini Police that I have taken some Elf and Safety advice and the children will be returned home safely to get ready for the Christmas festivities.”
Sergeant Sean Harrison said “This is a real team effort and we’re relying upon the proven track record of generosity both within Merseyside Police, and our local communities, to support this amazing charity which does some amazing work with young people in our communities.
“Our Chief Constable has supported Million Makers for a number of years now and it’s great that he has agreed to take part in today’s Challenge with the Mini Police.
“You can follow the Chief’s exploits on the Merseyside Police Twitter and Facebook accounts and if you aren’t in the city today and would like to make a much appreciated donation you can visit our Just Giving page here.
For more information about The Prince’s Trust please visit the Trust website here.
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