Police join forces with Runcorn Shopping City to help families in need
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Police in Runcorn have joined forces with Shopping City to help families in need.
Shopping City are working in partnership with Citizens Advice Bureau Halton, Onward Homes, Cheshire Police and Cheshire Constabulary’s charity Crimebeat, to raise money to provide food and toiletries for disadvantaged and vulnerable families within the Halton community.
The Halton Community Campaign 'Tap to give Pod' will be set up opposite Blush nail bar and costa coffee.
Centre Manager Dave Pearman from Shopping City Runcorn said:
“Donations will be COVID-19 safe and cashless; simply tap the payment device with your debit / credit card and you have helped us to support any families in need.
“Each contactless tap will raise £2 and if anyone should wish to donate more, then tap again to contribute further.
“All proceeds will go to this worthy cause and the generosity of our customers has never failed to surprise us. We hope that you will be able to support this year’s campaign and help the vulnerable in our community.”
Local officers and PCSOs are helping to support this valuable cause and will be paying a visit to the shopping centre as part of their daily patrols.
Chief Inspector Andy Blizard said:
“My officers and PCSOs will be in the shopping city daily so please approach them for advice or a chat. It’s also a great opportunity for you to get to know your local officers and understand the work they do to help make your neighbourhood a safer place to live and work. This type of community partnership is vital in supporting all our communities and bringing people together - we’re pleased to be involved in such a campaign.”
Mark Watson, Crimebeat co-ordinator for Cheshire Constabulary said:
“Cheshire Crimebeat are delighted to be part of this campaign to help those young people and families in Halton who find themselves in need. Everyone involved in this Community Campaign will do all they can to support the most vulnerable people in the area and Cheshire Crimebeat will ensure every penny collected is spent to benefit those who need it most.”