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Charity Event - Class 2/2017

It is customary for each intake of probationary student officers to arrange a charity event to raise money for a charity of their choosing. This is not compulsory but is embraced by most Student Officer intakes. For Class 2/2017, the chosen charity is the St Peter Port Lifeboat

They have studied, marched, ironed and polished, and now the latest intake of Probationary Officers at Guernsey Police are planning to cycle and row 215 miles in one day - all in the name of charity.

Traditionally, each intake of student officers arranges an event to raise money for a charity of their choosing.  This is not compulsory, but is embraced by most student officer intakes as a way to reach out and engage with the community that they are preparing to ultimately police.

The eight student officers who are currently undertaking their basic training have chosen the Guernsey Branch of the RNLI as their charity of choice.  The first lifeboat station in Guernsey was established in 1803, and the student officers plan to row and cycle 215 miles in one day in recognition of the 215 years that the lifeboat has been operating in Guernsey.

The row and cycle will take place at Beau Sejour on Saturday 9th December, starting at 9am.  Some Guernsey crew members will be on hand throughout the day to encourage the team along and also to answer any questions that members of the public may have.

The RNLI has also agreed to put all money raised through this initiative into the St Peter Port fund, which means all of the proceeds will kept within the Bailiwick.

If anyone would like to donate to this fundraising initiative, you can do so online at www.justgiving.com/corwdfunding/lewis-drummy.