Posted on 6th June 2011
Local police officers and PCSOs joined forces with young people in Bakewell to net £140 for Help The Heroes.
The money was raised through a charity football match between the police and a team of 14 to 22-year-olds at Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Bakewell Recreation Ground.
It was an 8-0 victory for the police team, who claimed the winners Russell Community Partnership Cup from Bakewell Mayor, Cllr Frank Hall after the match on Wednesday, June 1.
Back in 2009 they raised £77 in a similar match, which resulted in a 3-1 win for the young people.
PCSO Jon Taylor of Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team organised the event. He said: "The game was played in great spirits, the support on the touchline was tremendous and we all had a really good time."
The Bakewell Show Committee and Le Mistral restaurant provided raffle prizes and post-match chip butties were put on by The Red Lion pub.
Derbyshire Dales District Council's Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer Karen Cooper said: "One of the reasons the Dales has one of the lowest crime rates in the UK is that police and partners engage with local people and this game was a fabulous example."