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Cash raised for Safe and Sound following police and fire open day in Ashbourne

Posted on 13th November 2017
Ashbourne Safe and Sound presentation- Nov 17 PC Rachel Baggaley, Nathalie Walters (Chief Executive, Safe and Sound) and Ashbourne firefighter Lee Jones

A donation of £150 has been handed over to a Derby-based charity dedicated to protecting children and young people from sexual exploitation following a police and fire open day in Ashbourne.

The money was raised during an open day was held at Ashbourne Fire Station back in August, which was organised by both officers from the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The event was themed around road safety, and offered people the chance to watch a road traffic collision rescue demonstration, look around emergency service vehicles and pick-up advice from Halfords about child car seat safety.

There was also entertainment for youngsters, a bouncy castle, face painting hook a duck, hot dog, ice cream, tea, coffee and cake stalls, which raised funds for charity.

Safe and Sound work to provide support to children, young people and families across the county who have been affected by this type of abuse, and is the chosen charity of Derbyshire’s Chief Constable, Peter Goodman.

PC Rachel Baggaley, of the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We saw a great turnout to the event, which not only gave us the opportunity to get to know our local community, and offer advice around keeping safe, but also allowed us to raise money for Safe and Sound.

“We’re delighted to be able to support a charity which provides an invaluable service to vulnerable children and young people in Derbyshire who have suffered from exploitation, sexual violence or abuse.”

The cheque was handed over to Safe and Sound at Ashbourne Fire Station last week.

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