West Yorkshire Police – Leeds Outer South .
Money raised from the open day at Leeds District’s new headquarters in Elland Road has given a boost to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Hundreds of member of the public got a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the state-of-the art HQ and an insight into the work officers do in local communities during the event in September last year.
More than 1,400 people attended the event which included escorted tours of the building and a range of stalls and displays which showcased the work or various departments.
The building’s community café hosted a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan and a staff only event on the rooftop terrace saw members of the district’s Senior Leadership Team raise further funds by taking a custard pie in the face.
A cheque for £1,416.41 has now been presented to the Fundraising Manager Clara White by Chief Inspector Nik Adams, who led the organisation of the event.
He said: “Macmillan Cancer Support is a really deserving cause that provides invaluable help to people affected by cancer. We were told a Macmillan nurse costs around £25 an hour so we hope the money raised from the open day will assist in supporting that important work.”