This week the force’s Citizens in Policing Department will be out and about again delivering sweet treats to vulnerable kids involved with our positive engagement scheme.
The positive engagement scheme is a police led initiative where we engage and support young people between the ages of 10 – 18 who are either vulnerable, socially excluded or involved in crime.
Youth Outreach Worker Romel Davis said: “Whilst there are so many young people and their families at home during the Coronavirus outbreak, we thought it would be fitting to deliver the treats as well as use the opportunity to check in on some of our most vulnerable children during these difficult times.
“A huge thank you to Nottingham City Council and also Wilko for this particular donation. It will bring a smile to many people across the county.
“The sweet treats which includes popcorn, Easter eggs and fizzy drinks have been kindly donated by wilko’s so a massive thank you to them.”
Jerome Saint-Marc, wilko CEO, said: “We know that this crisis is hitting those who were already vulnerable, the hardest, which is why we’re focusing much of our community work particularly on families. We hope this small gesture will go some way in cheering up youngsters across Nottinghamshire – and we truly appreciate the ongoing support of Citizens in Policing Department for helping us make this activity happen.
“We’re incredibly proud of and thankful to our team members across the entire business who have done a phenomenal job in ensuring hardworking families have access to the products they need and we appreciate the extra mile they’re going here to support local causes and communities throughout the UK.”
Councillor Rebecca Langton, Portfolio Holder for Communities at Nottingham City Council, said: “We were delighted to get involved in this partnership between the Council’s Community Protection teams, the police, Nottingham Forest, community and faith groups and local volunteers. We must also say a big thank you to Wilko’s for providing the treats.
“I’ve been heartened by Nottingham’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and the way that people have been looking out for each other. This project with vulnerable youngsters is a perfect example of that and it’s great to see the positive effects.”
If you have any items that can be donated to young people or the community in general please email [email protected]