03/04/2013

Charity dinner, grants fund injured officers

The charity funds officers who have been injured in the line of duty

Evening Chronicle

United Kingdom — Fundraisers vowed to keep the memory of PC David Rathband alive when they gathered for a charity dinner to raise money for emergency servicemen and women injured in the line of duty. Despite their grief on the anniversary of his death, his family, friends and supporters were determined to celebrate his life and carry on the work of the charity he founded, the Blue Lamp Foundation.

PC Rathband came up with the idea as he recovered in hospital after being shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat in July 2010 and set a target of raising £1m.

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