Control Room Raises Over £1,500 for Zoe's Place Baby Hospice
Main article content
Over £1500 has been handed to local charity Zoe’s Place baby hospice, raised by a tuck shop held within Cleveland Police Control Room.
Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, based in Middlesbrough, supports babies and young children who have life-limiting, life-threatening or complex conditions, from birth to age five. They also offer short-breaks, palliative and end of life care for children, as well as support for families.
PC Simon Atkins has taken responsibility for running the tuck shop; buying all the items and re-stocking on his days off. Each December he hands over any profits to the charity so they can use them to buy Christmas presents.
Since 2022, £1590 has been raised as by staff contributing to the tuck shop, and this has been donated to the charity.
PC Simon Atkins said: “Zoe’s Place is a brilliant charity who help children and their families all year round. At the beginning of December we hand over any profits from the tuck shop so that they can put it towards Christmas presents for the children, so that they don’t miss out at Christmas time.
“Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards this and helped to donate this money to a very worthwhile cause.”
Ashleigh Wood, Corporate Fundraiser at Zoe’s Place, said: “We are truly humbled by the continuous support we receive from Cleveland Police. Christmas can often be a really difficult time for the families we care for and their donation each year ensures we can make Christmas a little brighter by providing each child with a gift.”
*** PC Simon Atkins helped raise over £1500 for Zoe's Place through the Control Room tuck shop ***