Bromsgrove SNT funded and hosted a special Christmas party at the Primrose Hospice on Thursday 13 December, supported by North Worcestershire Cadets.

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has allocated funds to each Cadet Cohort in the West Mercia policing area for the teams to help those most in need through this winter period.

Sergeant Dave King from Bromsgrove SNT who organised the event said “We were going to allocate some money to the food and drink for the party but the kindness and generosity of our local community has again shone through and local business provided this for us. Also I want to give a big thank you to Nick Schonert, the Worcester Warriors player who took a break from training to visit the kids and play some games with them. A great time was had by everyone and it was wonderful to be joined by the PCC’s Community Ambassador for North Worcestershire Margaret Sherrey!”

North Worcestershire Police Cadet Cohort Leader PC Neil Sharpe said: “After discussing what would make a great gift and one that would keep on giving, we suggetsed purchasing an Xbox for the young people at Primrose Hospice who have either suffered bereavement or have a family member who is terminally ill. This will be used at their hospice club which is specially designed to care for them and the Xbox will hopefully lift them a little during their time at the group. The hospice is a charity and relies on donations. It provides end of life services for free for people in the Bromsgrove and Redditch areas. It was great for the cadets to join the Bromsgrove SNT officers to help put the event on”

Police and Commissioner John Campion said “It is heartening to hear that cadets and officers are making such a difference in our communities, and using the funding to help those most in need. I am proud of Bromsgrove SNT and the cadets for setting a great example to others, their caring approach and use of initiative, as they make a significant contribution to building safer, more secure communities.”