Members of Recruit Class 01/16 who are currently on Week 12 of their 21-week training programme have organised a family Fun Day to raise funds for local drugs awareness charity “Stay Clean.”
This annual event forms part of the recruits’ community project strand, and will take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 16th April at Casemates Square. Last year’s event saw recruits pull a Marine Section RHIB and jet-ski along Main Street, raising a total of £2353.00 for charity.
This year’s event will provide opportunities for children (and those not so young) to take part in a range of activities such as “investigating a crime scene”, “designing your own warrant card” and “fingerprint taking” as well as opportunities for children to have photographs taken at various static displays. There will also be a mini go-kart track, a raffle and bouncy castle, together with a display by RGP Drugs Dogs.
A sponsored exercise bike ride will also run parallel to this event, with Radio Gibraltar supporting the day with a road-show at Casemates.
“The event aims to raise money for a deserving local charity whilst providing yet another opportunity for our future generations to interact with Police officers in a positive environment.
Note: “Stay Clean” is a Gibraltar based charity that was launched two years ago with the aim aims to create awareness about drug related issues and offer after care support to recovering addicts. The charity focuses on diverting persons who may be at risk from using substances that are harmful to their well-being. It also offers support and advice for anyone with concerns about their own drug problems or those of a loved one.