Cross-sector Safety & Security Communications (CSSC) Fundraiser 2019
The CSSC Annual Fundraising dinner took place in November 2019 at Leonardo Royal London City Hotel, raising more than £20,000 for the three nominated charities.
The event was attended by over 215 people, representing 25 different organisations, with VIP guests including Chief Constable of the British Transport Police, Paul Crowther OBE; Commissioner of the City of London Police, Ian Dyson QPM; Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Lucy D’Orsi; and Town Clerk and Chief Executive of the City of London Corporation, John Barradell OBE.
Don Randall MBE opened the event, thanking everyone for their support for CSSC. He highlighted its achievements this year, including the completion of the national roll-out and the creation of a more sustainable financing model. He overviewed the work of the individual regions and the commendable partnership and support in each area.
Don thanked the sponsors of the event ICTS UK and Ireland, International Security Expo, Security Institute and Ward Security. He also thanked those organisations which provided raffle and auction prizes, including Secure Ground Transportation, TrackTik, Harry’s Bar, Fullers and CIS Security. And lastly, Don thanked Irona Wilson and Graham Tucker for all their hard work in organising such an enjoyable and successful event.
Chairman, Andrew Nicholls, together with Don Randall, presented the East Midlands Sector Lead Award, sponsored by InSafe, to Natasha Beck of Poppleston Allen.
The three charities represented briefly explained their work.
Ok Our Kids
Tony Churchill and Lynn Bartley introduced Ok Our Kids, the independent Community Interest Company (CIC) with the sole aim of educating, informing and empowering children to stay safe at home, in the community and at school. With an initial focus on children from the age of 3 (pre-school) to 11 (Junior School) this fledgling CIC is now expanding to work with secondary school pupils as they transition into adulthood. For more information visit www.okourkids.org.uk
Patrick Rea explained how PTSD Resolution provides free mental health support to Forces’ Veterans, Reservists and their families, and works with security industry employers to resolve the effects of trauma. For more information visit www.ptsdresolution.org
Volunteer Police Cadets
Tim Mann overviewed the work of the Volunteer Police Cadets, the nationally recognised police uniformed youth group throughout the UK. The purpose of the VPC is not to recruit police officers of the future, but to encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship amongst its members. For more information visit vpc.police.uk