Police dogs raise money for charity

Tuesday, 10th May 2011

A group of police pooches may be in for some new dog toys after raising £5,000 for charity.

Pups from the Suffolk Constabulary raised the money for The Blue Cross through the National Police Dog Trials, which were held last month.

Centre manager Andy Gillon says: "We're so grateful to Suffolk Police and everyone who donated money at the Police Dog Trials. £5,000 is a phenomenal amount of money and it will give a real boost to the fundraising campaign for our new Blue Cross centre in Suffolk."

In total, the Suffolk Constabulary raised £15,000, giving the money to three different charities.

The Blue Cross was picked as a number of dogs from the rescue centre were trained up to become successful police dogs.

Simon Ash, chief constable of the Suffolk Police, added that they are "absolutely delighted" to present the money to the charities.

The National Police Dog Trials was free to attend. Money was raised through the sale of raffle tickets and donations.