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Chief Constable welcomed as charity’s new patron

We are proud to announce that Chief Constable Craig Guildford, QPM VR DL has become our new patron.

 Benevolent Fund Chairman, John Williams, says that he is delighted the Chief has agreed to take on the role.

“The Chief understands the importance of having a police charity closely linked to West Midlands Police. The Fund has been actively supporting the health and well-being of police colleagues and their immediate families for nearly 50 years and I am very confident we will continue to build on this with the Chief undoubtedly supporting us on our charity’s mission.”

Chief Constable Guildford is no stranger to police benevolent funds, having been directly involved with their good causes during his time with Nottinghamshire Constabulary.

“I am delighted to become the new patron for West Midlands Police Benevolent Fund.  The charity has been supporting serving and retired officers and police staff since following the formation of West Midlands Police in 1974. 

As patron for the charity I look forward to helping the Benevolent Fund continue its vital work.”

The Benevolent Fund is currently made up of over 8500 members and relies on membership subscriptions, legacies, and public donations. Generated funds provide essential support to its members and their families in the form of charitable grants, interest free loans, a death in service grant, weekly orphan payments as well as a wide range of welfare benefits that help members in times of hardship, distress, ill health, and injury.

For more details about the fund and how to join visit



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Charity Number: 1186628

Company Number: 03179216

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