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Exciting 2 year partnership with Cumbria Police

In March, Jigsaw proudly announced a new and exciting Charity of the Year partnership with Cumbria Police for the next two years.

The new partnership was officially launched earlier this year with Chief Constable Michelle Skeer and representatives from Cumbria Police visiting the children’s hospice to see first hand the care, support and activities provided to children and young adults with life limiting illnesses.

Chief Constable, Michelle Skeer said:

“We are excited to be supporting such a deserving cause, and I was humbled by my recent visit to the hospice.

“The facilities provided by Jigsaw are fantastic, it is inspiring to see the compassion from the Jigsaw team and the lengths they will all go to, to provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ environment. The atmosphere in the hospice is moving, it is happy, fun and upbeat, and I feel privileged to be raising vital funds and awareness, for this deserving charity!

Superintendent, Sarah Jackson said

“The support available to the terminally ill children, those with lifelimiting conditions and their families is simply incredible. The hospice provides uplifting activities and the children’s spirits and bravery are amazing!

Superintendent, Vicki Ellis said

“We are all excited to be raising funds for this vital charity, we will be organising fundraising activities such as fashion shows, charity balls and bake sales, and we will also be providing donation sites in our station for officers and staff members to fill with clothing and accessories to be sold in the Jigsaw charity shops.

“The charity also offer a fantastic line-up of public events that we will be getting involved in and I would encourage anyone considering a challenge to get involved too.” Cumbria’s Police and Crime
Commissioner Peter McCall said “Jigsaw do a fantastic job, providing help and support to families when they most need it. I have every confidence that Cumbria Constabulary will do a great job fundraising for this vitally important service for families in Cumbria.”

Since the partnership launched members of Cumbria Police have taken part in a range of fundraising events, including the hospice Colour Run, cake sales and dress down Fridays. There are many more exciting events planned for the coming 2 years.