SPBF tells Police Treatment Centre to ‘Get on its Bike!’

The Scottish Police Benevolent Fund continues to support its members past and present through its continued support of the Police Treatment Centre at Castlebrae, Auchterarder.

Trustees during their recent meeting held at the Centre were delighted to take some time out to be shown the fruits of their recent donations to the PTC.

The Benevolent Fund donated £25,000 towards the continued running of the PTC’s Psychological Wellbeing Programme based at Auchterarder, having helped the centre in the past with this vital service for officers past and present suffering from psychological difficulties. The Fund recognises the impact that such services provide in assisting its members towards coping with the many challenges they face as a result of their duties.

The Fund also donated a further £4,720 for the purchase of two state-of-the-art ‘Watt’ Exercise Bikes and the Trustees were given a demonstration of bikes in operation. Our Secretary was encouraged to have a go and show us how it was done, but told the rest of the Trustees to ‘get on yer bike!’, which seemed a little bit of a contradiction there don’t you think!!

Anyway, the bikes arrived just before Christmas and the fitness staff were able to complete their training on the equipment early in the new year allowing them to go fully operational which is great news. We are certainly delighted to see another piece of equipment in place that is going to assist our officers on the road to recovery.

Fitness Supervisor, Douglas Jay, said, “These bikes really are excellent pieces of kit, ideal for treating injuries as well as for athletic performance.”

The members of the Benevolent Fund are pictured with Castlebrae Fitness Instructor, Scott Ramsay demonstrating the Watt Bikes.

Our thanks to the staff at the PTC for showing us around and we look forward to working closely together in the future towards the well being of our members and their families. It is only through the continued donations from our serving members in the SPBF that we can continue to support such good causes and if your not currently a member, we would encourage you to click on the link above where it says, how to join, and submit an application. At only £1.50 A MONTH! it’s fair to say its fantastic value knowing the Fund has your back at times of need.