A festivalgoer from the East Midlands has made a £100 donation after officers came to his assistance at Parklife.
Earlier this week, Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw, Head of GMP’s Specialist Operations Branch, received a card in the post with a note inside.
The note – sent by a man from Leicestershire – expressed thanks to GMP officers who assisted him at the festival and made sure he stayed safe after he got himself into a ‘real tangle’.
Within the note, the man explained he’d wanted to send a gift to officers as an apology but on realising it may not be accepted, he’d made a donation to Care of Police Survivors (COPS).
COPS is a UK registered charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives on duty, rebuild their lives.
Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw, who oversaw the policing operation for the festival, said: “Although we don’t know what ‘tangle’ this man was in, it’s always pleasing to get positive feedback from the people who we are there to serve and protect.
“Our priority is to make sure people can attend events like Parklife safely and go home with great memories.”
Tim Buckley, Chief Executive of Care of Police Survivors (COPS), said: “We are extremely grateful to this gentleman for his generous donation, which will support our work with the families of police officers who have lost their lives on duty. The police and wider police community are keen supporters of our work so I am sure they will be delighted by this kind gesture.”