Benevolent Fund support goes “Over The Wall”


Left to right: Martin Bertram, Chair, Scottish Police Benevolent Fund; Neill Whiteside, PSOS Inspector and OTW camp volunteer; Mark Dwyer OTW Camp Director; Susanne Convery OTW Regional Coordinator and John Welsh, OTW Trustee and Lead, Scottish Development Board.


The Scottish Police Benevolent Fund is delighted to support the “Over The Wall ” Charity with £18,000 of funding over the next three years. Over The Wall delivers life changing camps for seriously ill children, their siblings and families. The charity has previously been supported by Police Scotland through the provision of its premises at the Scottish Police College, Tulliallan.

Many Police Officers and Staff, such as Inspector Neil Whiteside, have also volunteered their time, expertise and enthusiasm at the camps.

Martin Bertram, Chair of Scottish Police Benevolent Fund (SPBF) explained, “The SPBF is the official charity of the Police Service of Scotland. Given Over The Wall’s strong connections with Police Scotland and the assistance many in the police family have had from it, we were delighted t0 put in place this financial support.”

Accepting the cheque on behalf of Over The Wall, Trustee John Welsh said, “The Police Service of Scotland has been a great help to our charity. Tulliallan is a great venue for OTW camps and volunteers like Neill Whiteside are fundamental to their success. I’d like to thank Martin and all of his colleagues for this generous donation.”
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