A team of Merseyside Police Officers and staff are taking on the ‘Million Makers Challenge’ on behalf of the Prince’s Trust to raise £10,000 between 1st July and 31st December 2019.

The Prince’s Trust Million Makers competition aims to raise over £1 million nationwide and encourages organisations to raise money locally to assist with this.

The Million Makers challenge sees organisations from across the UK competing to raise as much money as possible over six months for The Prince’s Trust. Money raised will go towards helping disadvantaged young people to turn their lives around. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.

Since its launch in 2008, Million Makers has proved popular with companies wanting to develop the skills of their employees through real-life action learning whilst also giving back to the local community.

Sergeant Sean Harrison said “This is a real team effort and we’re relying upon the proven track record of generosity both within Merseyside Police and our local community to support such important work. Our Chief Constable has been committed to supporting Million Makers for a number of years now.”

“There are many ways that you can get involved this year and support us, either by donating to our Just Giving page or by taking part in one of the many fundraising events.”

“It’s really important that we support young people from our community and we’re privileged to play a part in enabling this important work to take place.”

Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM said “I am proud that Merseyside Police is once again taking part in Million Makers. I am passionate about supporting our communities and as a resident of Merseyside, I want to ensure our young people are given the skills and support they need in life.”

Eriko Kobayashi, Head of Employee Fundraising at The Prince’s Trust, said: “Such enthusiasm and comradery are what Million Makers is all about, and we are delighted to have Merseyside Police on board again this year. Their collective passion for helping local young people to live, learn and earn is clear, and their support is absolutely vital.”

Merseyside Police will be holding a number of fundraising events across the region to raise money for The Prince’s Trust:

 

  • Sponsored car wash. Dates and locations to be confirmed. These will be advertised on our website and across our social media platforms.
  • This initiative will involve Chief Officers and prominent members of the community attending different areas of Merseyside to raise money whilst being ‘hunted’ by our Mini Police. The Mini Police will be challenged to hunt the participants throughout the day using clues posted on social media.
  • Just Giving. We have set up a ‘Just Giving’ page for money to be donated to this cause. This is in addition to the ‘Million Coppers’ initiative which was so successful in 2018. Buckets will be placed in General Enquiry Offices at police stations across Merseyside where loose change can be donated. Alternatively, you can donate via our Just Giving Page.
  • Internally our departments and strands have been challenged to undertake their own fundraising events such as bake sales to raise money for the Prince’s Trust. Our Volunteer Cadets will also be working alongside local youth groups and undertaking sponsored walks.

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To find out more about The Prince’s Trust Million Makers Competition please visit www.princes-trust.org.uk/millionmakers