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PC Rathband's charity donates to help injured officers

The Blue Lamp Foundation, set up in memory of PC David Rathband, is donating £60,000 to Police Treatment Centres to get injured officers back to work. Statistics show that an officer is assaulted every 20 minutes, and there is a high rate of injury, disability and deaths associated with the job.

“The decision of the Foundation’s Trustees to fund the refurbishment of these specialist bedrooms will provide a superb tribute in recognition of what David suffered in his own personal mobility challenges following the loss of his sight. "We are very proud to be able to provide this support to the Police Treatment Centres on David’s behalf and in his memory.”

– Kath Rathband

The money donated by The Blue Lamp Foundation will go towards caring for over 4,000 officers who are injured every year. 3,000 of those in the North East, and towards refurbishing the bedrooms of the specialist Police Treatment Centres.