Middlesbrough Police Cadets are attending a Christmas Dinner event organised for elderly residents in the Longlands and Beechwood ward.
The cadets have attended the event previously with the neighbourhood police team. They serve meals and talk to the residents. This was highly valued and is still mentioned by the residents.
Work in combating loneliness is invaluable – as is the bridge, which the activity creates between police and residents,
The Cadets have requested a small donation from the Police Property Act Fund so they could purchase small gifts for the residents. They want to make sure everyone has a present to open on Christmas Day.
Gifts include novelty Christmas items and mugs and chocolates. The cadets have also purchased cellophane paper, bows and ribbons to wrap the gifts up. All receipts from the purchase of the gifts have been forwarded to the PCC.
This initiative supports the PCCs objective of Securing the Future of our Communities.