Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Local Police Cadets fund raiser announced for Brain Research Trust

The late Detective Inspector Glen Oldham and his wife, Audrey

Teenage police cadets will be running a charity market stall in Lancaster on Saturday, to raise money in memory of a Lancaster officer.

44-year-old Detective Inspector Glen Oldham, who headed Lancaster’s CID team and who had been with the force for over 24 years, collapsed on holiday last year, after suffering a fatal brain stem haemorrhage.

His wife Audrey, who also works for Lancashire Constabulary, fellow colleagues and friends have been carrying out a number of activities in order to raise money for Brain Research Trust, a charity that funds research into neurological conditions and diseases.

The latest fundraising event will see members of the volunteer police cadet force running a stall selling homemade craft items and raffle tickets in Lancaster city centre, outside the library on Market Walk, between 9am – 3.00pm on Saturday 3rd December.

Crime prevention advice will also be on offer and the cadets will be handing out free protective jingle bells for purses and bags, whilst working alongside Help Direct.

“Glen was a much loved friend and colleague and he was dedicated to making Lancaster a safer place," says PC Kath Bromilow, who helps run the cadet scheme. "He was also a very healthy person, which shows that this kind of thing can happen to even the fittest of people, and is the reason why we have chosen to raise money for the Brain Research Trust in his name.”

The cadets are 16 – 19-year-olds who live or attend school in the Carnforth, Garstang, Lancaster or Morecambe areas and are undertaking a 38-week course, which enables them to experience the full spectrum of policing within Lancashire , while carrying out fundraising challenges to the benefit of local causes. They also undertake many projects aimed at breaking down barriers between the police, young people and the wider community, while working towards gaining a BTEC qualification.

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