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Police gear up to raise money for the Police Dependants' Trust charity in Wick on Saturday

Issued: 16 Sep 2010

Police in Caithness are making their final preparations for this Saturday's Police Dependants' Trust Open Day at Wick Police Station.

The free event officially opens at 12:00 hours at Wick Police Station, which begins with a procession by the Thurso and Wick Junior Pipe Bands through Wick at 11:30 hours on Saturday (18 September 2010).

The day invites members of the public to Wick Police Station where there will be many fun activities and displays, including haunted cells, photographs on police motorbikes, and Police dog display, to name but a few.

There will also be stands from various partners with information and giveaways.

In addition there will be an an army assault course with a chance for the public to try their hand at paintballing.

The grand raffle that will be drawn at the end of the day features many prizes kindly donated by local business and include, a trial flight at Wick airport, a year's travel with Scottish Stagecoach, golfing vouchers, fishing permits and boat hire and many more.

Entertainment throughout the day will include finalists of a local Battle of the Bands competition performing and a number of refreshments will be available including an ice cream stand and a barbeque.

The day aims to raise money for the Police Dependants' Trust which is a charity set up in 1966 following the murder of three police officers at Shepherds Bush.

The charity today seeks to raise money, which is given through grants to former officers who have been injured in the line of duty where this has impacted on their lives and their families significantly. Also applications are also taken from immediate family members where an officer has died in the line of duty.

Area Commander for Caithness and Sutherland, Chief Inspector Matthew Reiss commented: "I'm delighted with the hard work the officers have put in for such a worthy cause and hope members of our community come and make the most of all the fun activities and entertainment on the day."

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