Sussex Police has donated £500 to the Sussex branch of the NSPCC as the children's charity celebrates a milestone anniversary.
The money has come from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the court and then sold.
NSPCC Fundraising Manager for Sussex, Moira Mitchell, said, "It is fantastic that Sussex Police has donated £500 to the NSPCC.
"This year the NSPCC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of our ChildLine service and this money is enough to fund a paid ChildLine counsellor for 24 hours to provide the crucial support and motivation our volunteers need to help the children who phone or contact us online every day. Counsellors also closely supervise calls from the most vulnerable callers who can often phone in desperate situations.”
Chief Constable Giles York, who presented the cheque to Moira said, "It is with great honour that the force is able to support such a worthy cause.
"I am delighted that this cheque will help fund the vital work that the NSPCC carries out every day.”
Photo courtesy of Sussex Police.