Our Secretary Stephen Clark, managed to catch up with our intrepid foot warrior Henry Hughes after his sterling effort on this years Kilt Walk raising funds for the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund. Thanks to his massive efforts, he raised a fantastic £450 for the charity, which will be put to great use supporting our officers and their families. A big thank you to Henry from all at SPBF.
If you would like to walk, run, cycle, knit, bake or do any activity in aid of raising funds for our charity, we would love to hear from you and give you our support. No matter how much or little you raise, it all counts towards supporting our members at time of need as Scotland’s ONLY dedicated Police charity for Police Officers, Support Staff and their families. So why not give it a go!!
The Scottish Police Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce that the 2021 Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 16th August 2021. At this time it is planned that the meeting will take place at The Police Treatment Centre, Castlebrae, Auchterarder. This meeting is scheduled to commence at 10 a.m. All members are invited to attend.
Please note that due to the current COVID 19 outbreak and lockdown restrictions in place, the decision to hold this meeting in person has now been confirmed, but will be conducted under current guidance of social distancing where at all possible to minimise risk to all concerned. Anybody looking to attend the AGM in person as an observer is asked to contact the charity at least 48 hours prior to the AGM being held, to allow us to consider whether this can be accommodated and to provide anyone requesting to attend with a questionnaire which will require to be completed prior to attending. Thank you.
BIG! Shout out to Harry Hughes, who will be doing a 3 day Kiltwalk in support of SPBF between 23-25 April, walking roughly 12 miles a day! Pls click on the link to support Harry & read more about his fund raising efforts.
We hope to post further updates and pictures as Harry is out and about on his walks during the event so stay tuned!
Help us to help others in need 💗 and make a donation to Harry’s fundraising event. All monies raised are boosted by 50% thanks to Kiltwalk, so go on make a difference to someone’s life in a time of need.
SPBF is proud to partner with our good friends Ceangail who are kindly putting together a fantastic FREE virtual music festival in support of #frontlinecharities
The event will see many well know stars and music artists coming together in support of Scottish front line charities including ourselves. Below shows the details of just some of the artists who will be performing and when the event will be taking place.
Please follow us on Twitter at @SPBF to keep up to date on news of this exciting event and how you can enjoy and participate in supporting your Scottish frontline workers.
Whilst the event is free to watch, viewers will be able to donate to the Frontline Festival main Just Giving page shown below, or you can donate directly to the Frontline Festival Scottish Police Benevolent Fund Just Giving page via the link here.
Please give generously and what you can to support your 999 workers and a big shout out and thanks to all the artists, presenters, ambassadors and all the staff at Ceangail for making this happen.
Following the decision to suspend the 2020 AGM which was scheduled to be held in August as a result of the ongoing Covid 19 Worldwide Pandemic, the Board of the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund can now provide the following update regards its intention to hold this years AGM.
The SPBF 2020 Annual General Meeting will now take place on TUESDAY 3 NOVEMBER.
Due to current restrictions in place at our normal venues for holding meetings, the decision has been made to proceed with the meeting by way of Virtual Conference Facilities, utilising the facilities available at the Scottish Police Federation Offices based at Dundee, Livingstone and Paisley.
Any member is welcome to attend, but we must ask that if it is your intention to attend one of the offices to participate in the AGM, that you provide notification to us by means of the contact page here, notifying us of your contact details and which office you will be attending.
Please note we do require a minimum of 28 days notice prior to the AGM being held of your intention to attend to allow us to manage anticipated numbers arriving at each office.
We apologise for any inconvenience but are sure members will understand that safety comes first during such difficult times. The 2nd Quarterly meeting of the Trustees will also go ahead on the same date via the video conferencing facilities.
Please keep checking the website for further updates which will be posted as soon as any new information comes to light regarding current restrictions in place which will impact on the charities routine business, thank you and stay safe!
The Scottish Police Benevolent Fund wishes to announce that as a result of the ongoing Covid 19 Worldwide Pandemic and its associated impact across all sectors, the Board have taken then decisions to postpone the 2020 AGM until further notice. This is in accordance with the rules of the Constitution, where a delay due to exceptional circumstances is permitted.
The Annual General Meeting will therefore no longer take place on Monday 17th August 2020 at the SPF West Area Office, Paisley with a preliminary date of 2 November, 2020 scheduled pending future developments with the pandemic. Details of the location of where the AGM will be held will be posted in due course.
We apologise for any inconvenience but are sure members will understand that safety comes first during such difficult times. The 1st Quarterly meeting of the Trustees will still go ahead in accordance with strict social distancing guidelines and via video conference to allow consideration of applications submitted.
Please keep checking the website for updates which will be posted as soon as information allows an informed decision to be made. Thank you.
The Scottish Police Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 17th August 2020 at the SPF West Area Office, Merrylee House, Unit 5, Westpoint Business Park, 8 Marchfield Drive, Paisley, PA3 2RB, West Area hosting. This meeting is scheduled to commence at 10 a.m. All members are invited to attend.
Please note that due to the current COVID 19 outbreak and lockdown restrictions in place, the decision to hold this meeting in person has not yet been confirmed. A decision will be made nearer the date as to whether it is safe to hold a physical meeting or if the meeting should be held via video conference, or potentially delayed as provided for under the Constitution rules. Please keep checking the website for updates which will be posted as soon as information allows an informed decision to be made. Thank you.
With all the negative media stories around the world right now due to the Covid19 outbreak, it’s nice to know good things still happen and dreams do come true.
Thanks to the continued support from SPBF members and friends, one little girl was able to experience a holiday of a lifetime despite the many challenges she faces on a daily basis. Maisie, who is severely disabled physically and mentally, requires constant care on a 24/7 basis, and any type of excursion is a military operation for the family at the best of times.
So it was the pleasure of the SPBF to assist the family in sprinkling a little of that Disney Magic Dust and making her dream come true.
As a result of our direct intervention, Maisie’s parents where able to properly plan for this trip in the knowledge they had the backing and support of the charity. After obtaining a specialist flight cot to travel, adapted vehicle and a villa specially equipped to accommodate families with special needs, Maisie was finally on her way to never never land.
We loved receiving the pictures on their return of Maisie enjoying meeting Mickey and Minnie as well as spending some special one on one time with her favourite character, her dad in the pool.
It looks like Maisie and her family had a holiday to remember and we are so glad this was all still possible before the lock down took effect across the globe. It is only through members continued support, fundraisers and kind donations from members of the public that we can continue to support such deserving cases. So please continue to give generously when you can and let us continue to help make more dreams come true.
It costs less than the price of a cup of coffee a month to become a member of the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund, giving you peace of mind that in times of need or hardship, we have your back even long after you retire. If you’d like to join the SPBF, make a donation or raise funds for us please get in touch.