Again, Steve and Jeff have been kept very busy with visiting homes across all parts of the county.
They have visited and secured the homes of 18 victims of crime who were 60 years of age and older and 42 non-victims over 65 years of age. Of the victims, 7 were aged 80 years and over and 4 aged 70 years and over. Of the non- victims,22 were over 80 years and 15 over 70. Location – 11 visits were made in March town. Steve and Jeff also secured the homes of 24 domestic abuse victims.
As well as securing homes we give talks to interested groups to raise awareness of the charity so that as many people get to know what we do and can benefit from our service. This month we have given talks to the Alzheimer’s Society in Wisbech, Cambridge Raphael Club, Camsight in Soham. Jeff attended the Golden Age event in Chatteris.
Our quarterly Trustee meeting was held at the beginning of the month. Our Trustees include current and past High Sheriffs of Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire Constabulary. The Trustees are responsible for the Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust which was set up as a charity to improve community safety, and runs the Bobby Scheme.
One of our Trustees and current High Sheriff, Linda Fairbrother, walked through the county of Cambridgeshire to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support and the High Sheriff Awards. On her “Coast to Cambridge” walk, the High Sheriff left the banks of the tidal River Nene in Wisbech on Friday 11th July. During the next 6 days the High Sheriff walked over 60 miles visiting 20 cities, towns and villages along the way before arriving in Cambridge on Thursday 17th July.
We met Linda in Sawtry on 14th July when she started another stage of her journey
We were delighted this month to receive funding from Fenland, Cambridge City, Safer Peterborough and Huntingdonshire Community Safety Partnerships. This funding will further help us secure the homes of more vulnerable residents across the county. Their support is very much appreciated.