Project information

Injured Copper's Christmas

The project will see the police officers from across the UK who have been seriously injured or killed on duty, and their loved ones, receive a Christmas present from the Police Dependants' Trust as a small token on behalf of a grateful nation.

December 2017 - December 2017

Charity information: The Police Dependants' Trust

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  • Need


    Christmas can be a depressing time for police officers seriously injured or killed on duty, and their loved ones. For some, it isn't so much a time of celebration as another day of pain, recovery, and grief.


    Through the provision of a Christmas welfare pack, this one act of kindness supported by the Big Give and funded the public will offer a moment of respite for hundreds of families struggling with trauma and grief at Christmas, showing that no matter what happens, they are always loved and supported by the public.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Deliver a pack to every police officer (or their family) seriously injured or killed on duty in 2017


    » Put the packs together, including personal messages from colleagues and supporters, and then deliver them in time for Christmas.

    What success will look like

    The messages of thanks from beneficiaries after Christmas.

  • Impact


    Improve the psychological wellbeing of those experiencing trauma-based injury, which is proven to positively impact on their recovery time and / or ability to process grief.


    The parcels aren't delivered on time - a robust timeline has been put in place to ensure timely distribution.


    A report will be produced detailing outputs, number of beneficiaries, and also collate the qualitative responses received.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £390 Postage 130x parcels
      £780 Cards and personal notes Personal notes of support
      £39,330 Wellbeing hamper Including (where appropriate) toys, food, gifts, and vouchers

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    National Police Fund £10,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    UK-wide across England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland


    Police officers, and their families, who have been seriously injured or killed on duty in 2017

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only UK-wide police charity supporting police officers who have been seriously injured or killed on duty, and their families.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Nick Knowles

    Celebrity Ambassador for the PDT