We are hugely grateful to the family of our late vice-chairman, Alf Hitchcock, who have requested donations in his memory be made for child victims of crime.
Alf, who died on 16 June, had supported the charity over many years and was instrumental in many fundraising initiatives and the setting up of there fundraising team within Bedfordshire Police.
At the time of his death, he was Chief Constable of the Ministry of Defence Police and was about to step up to take the chairmanship of Embrace Child Victims of Crime.
Chief Executive, Anne Campbell, said the charity had received many messages of sympathy from police officers, police staff and former colleagues who knew of Alf’s passion for the charity.
“We will work with Alf’s family to decide how to commemorate appropriately his immense contribution to improving services for young victims of crime.
“We will also make sure that the donations in his memory are used to help the children who, through no fault of their own, are having to rebuild their lives as a result of serious crime.
“His legacy will be to help them cope and recover from the experience and move on to fulfil their potential. That is what he would have wanted.
Click here to donate online through the Memory Giving page. This will be open until 3 August 2017.
Those who would like to send a cheque should make it payable to Embrace Child Victims of Crime and post it to: Embrace Child Victims of Crime, 1 Rouse Close, Castlefields, Stafford, ST16 1AZ.