Police donate £1,000 to Chichester charities

Chichester Police has donated �500 tocity centre drop-in The Bell Tower

Chichester Police has donated �500 tocity centre drop-in The Bell Tower

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Chichester Police has donated £500 to a Chichester city centre drop-in The Bell Tower and another £500 to Chichester District Foodbank.

The donation to the Bell Tower will go towards the facility’s on-going running and operating costs, which amount to around £13,000 per year.

Chichester Police has donated �500 to the Chichester District Foodbank

Chichester Police has donated �500 to the Chichester District Foodbank

The Bell Tower is an after school drop-in centre attended each day by an average of 20 young people.

Sam Harding, the centre’s co-ordinator, said: “Thank you for this generous donation which will mean we can continue providing the service for young people in the Chichester area.”

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

Inspector Kris Ottery, of the neighbourhood policing team, said: “On behalf of Sussex Police, I want to thank you for the important contact that you have with younger members of the community in Chichester.

“I hope that this financial contribution will assist in securing the future of the service.”

The Foodbank feeds between 170 and 200 people a month across the district and relies on community support for food, funds and volunteers.

Clients are referred by one of the 117 agencies which have signed up to hold foodbank vouchers.

Joanne Kondabeka, project manager, said: “We are really grateful for this donation which will help us to continue to support vulnerable people in the community.”

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.

Inspector Kris Ottery, of the neighbourhood policing team, said: “I am particularly encouraged to hear the number of people that have benefited from the hard work of the volunteers and the generous donations made by the community.

“In addition, it’s fantastic to hear of the strong partnership working between the Foodbank and the many referral agencies in Chichester and the surrounding area.”

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