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3rd June 2019

Police show their ‘Love out Loud’ for WMP Benevolent Fund

Officers and staff from West Midlands Police showed their ‘Love’ and appreciation for the work of WMP Benevolent Fund with a donation collected at the recent annual Birmingham Pride parade.
This year’s event held on 25 & 26 May, in Birmingham’s Gay Village, was themed ‘Love out Loud’ and a number of our members were spotted supporting uniformed officers and joining in the vibrant parade.

Billy Corrigan, West Midlands Police employee and champion of the Force’s LGBT+ Network, handed the £142.50 raised from the sale of face painting and police whistles.
“The Benevolent Fund was the first charity to spring to mind when we were looking at who to donate cash raised at this year’s Pride”, added Billy.
“The fund does so much for members of our police family – past and present – and this donation will go some small way to help them continue that amazing work.
“I’ve personally benefitted from the fund over the past 12 months so it’s nice to pay something back.”

3rd June 2019

WMP Benevolent Fund wants to become a registered charity!

We are set to achieve another milestone by becoming an official charity for thousands of police members we serve.
Subscribing members are being contacted this week, either by email or post, with details about the application and will be given a say on whether we should become a registered charity.
A dedicated ‘Becoming a Charity’ page has been created on our website along with relevant documents and details of how members can vote.
We aim to reach all of our members as soon as possible, so if you’re a member and have not received an email or letter by Friday 7 June please contact the office on 0121 752 4919 or email It maybe because we have your old contact details.
Being legally registered as a charity will give us an official hallmark for our mission to provide financial help and support to members of the West Midlands Police family.

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