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Federation donation makes a splash at Treatment Centres

Check PresentationThe swimming pool at the Police Treatment Centre at Harrogate is to receive a vital boost in the road to recovery thanks to the federated ranks at West Yorkshire Police.

The local federation has donated more than £5,000 to the centre which will go towards updating the 30-year-old pool, sauna and steam room.

The amount, agreed by the West Yorkshire Police Federation Joint Branch Board, represents a £1 donation for every member of the federated ranks in the force.

Deborah Rack, fundraiser at the centre, said she was “extremely grateful” for the donation: “The treatment pool at St Andrews is a vital part of the treatment we provide. It allows officers to begin exercising earlier than they would otherwise. It is also very beneficial for those that are suffering from stress.”

The centre needs to raise £150,000 to refurbish the pool, the sauna and steam room, which had seriously deteriorated. The heat treatments are an important facility for officers as they improve the speed of recovery, according to the centre.

Around 200 officers from West Yorkshire Police receive treatment at St Andrews every year.

Pictured are Craig Grandison, federation treasurer and, Nick Smart, chairman elect, handing the cheque to Mark Oxley, head physiotherapist at the centre.

Date posted: December 19, 2013

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