0121 752 4919 Office open Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.00pm and Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm www.wmpben.co.uk NEWS UPDATE Supporting our members Member Newsletter 2020 inside… See page 6 ADay toRemember Children’s Christmas Party Benevolent Fund HolidayHomes See page 4 We are thrilled to announce that with the tremendous support of our members and the hard work of our dedicated team we are now a registered charity! We’re now a charity! See page 2 Benefits of BecomingaCharity See page 5 StMichael’s Lodge See page 3 Pedal Power Runand Raise See page 7 ADay toRemember Merlin’s MagicWand continued... Last summer we asked our members to cast their vote on the Benevolent Fund moving from a Limited Company to a charity. A unanimous decision was made in favour of seeking charity status and in the autumn we made an application to the charity commission. We’re delighted to announce that in November our request was approved and we are now officially - Each year the Fund increases its efforts to provide financial and practical support to both serving and retired officers as well as police staff. • Whether it’s helping our members through bereavement, • A loved ones critical illness, • Or another unexpected life event, we’re often the first point of contact for many people (within the police family) in times of crisis.