Police Cadets Raise Hundreds Of Pounds For Kirklees Food Banks
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Kind-hearted Kirklees police cadets shelved their weekends plans for those in need, raising over £800 through charity work in supermarkets.
Police in Kirklees have praised local teenagers who gave up two consecutive Sunday’s to bag up hundreds of pounds worth of goods at supermarkets in Huddersfield and Dewsbury for donations from shoppers.
The Police Cadets raised £450 in a marathon five hour stint of bag packing at the Huddersfield Morrison’s on November 19 and another £400 at the Dewsbury branch of Asda on November 26.
On both days all the money was spent in store on food for local foodbanks. Recipients were the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield, and Bramwell’s CIC Foodbank in Dewsbury.
Cadets shopped for the items themselves and delivered the goods to the foodbanks, helping to unload and even stack the shelves.
PC Sally Baines, Cadet leader said: “Police Cadets learn about the different roles within the police and also get involved in projects to help their local communities.
“On this occasion, they decided they wanted to raise funds for local foodbanks and do this by bag packing.
“They all worked really hard and the customers at both stores were so generous both with their spare change, and their time, with lots of people chatting with them and asking about the cadet programme.
The officer said staff in both stores had praised the cadets for being polite and helpful and that customers had clearly agreed as the teenagers had received multiple donations of £5 and £10 notes.
“Raising £850 to help people in their local area is fantastic, especially at this time of year when some families may be really struggling,” she added.
“We want to say a huge thanks to staff at Morrisons in Huddersfield and at Asda in Dewsbury for giving the cadets the opportunity to bag pack in their stores and thank all the customers for their kindness.”