Get Active for your wellbeing and for Police Care UK

Gwent Police Federation members are being urged to sign up for the Police Get Active Challenge 2021 which gets underway later this month.

Branch wellbeing lead Danielle Threader said she would encourage as many officers as possible to register for the challenge which runs from 28 June to 26 July.

Participants can do any sort of physical activity from a 1km walk to running a marathon, swimming, taking part in a gym session, joining an exercise class or cycling and then log their progress on the Get Active Challenge website or mobile phone apps.

They can also raise funds for Police Care UK by setting up a Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving page and asking family, friends, colleagues and workplaces to sponsor them.

Danielle said:  “Police Get Active Challenge 2021 presents a terrific opportunity for members to get some extra exercise and boost their physical and mental health while raising money for a good cause at the same time.

"Getting out and about and keeping active is so important for our wellbeing and this is the perfect chance to do that and raise some cash for Police Care UK at the same time.

“Members can do as much or as little as they choose during the month-long challenge but I would encourage as many as possible to sign up and take part.”

The money raised will go directly towards improving the lives of police officers injured or killed on duty, and their loved ones and everyone who takes up the Get Active Challenge  will receive a special commemorative police challenge coin.

It costs £15 to sign up and half the entry fee goes straight to Police Care UK, the charity for serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing. 

Officers can register online by going to the Police Get Active Challenge 2021 website.