Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund

Formerly the metropolitan & City Police Orphanage

Lord Peter Imbert CVO, QPM, DL

It is with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Lord Imbert CVO, QPM, DL

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80th Anniversary Event

The Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund were delighted our Patron The Duke of Cambridge was able to join us during our 80th Anniversary celebrations at the Guildhall on 27th September 2017.

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In Loving Memory

It is with deep sadness we heard of the death of Police Constable Keith Palmer, who was murdered whilst bravely tackling a terrorist. Our thoughts and prayers are with Keith's family, his friends and colleagues at this tragic time.

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Metropolitan and City Police Orphans announce New Royal Patron

The Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund are proud and delighted to announce H.R.H the Duke of Cambridge has agreed to be the Patron of our charity beginning in January 2017.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Chairman awarded Queens Police Medal

We are pleased to announce that our Chairman Neil Basu has been awarded the Queens Police Medal (QPM) in the 2016 Birthday Honours List.

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Phillip Cronin Memorial Award 2015

It was with great pleasure that we were able to announce the winner of the 2nd Phillip Cronin Memorial Award at our annual luncheon again sponsored by DJ Talbot and Associates.

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Sir Howard Vincent's Police Code 1889

Sir Howard Vincent's Police Code 1889 has been re-published and the Orphans Fund will benefit from sales. The original publication was seen as the 'Policeman's guide' and was the forerunner of modern day manuals. The re-publication includes a forward from our current Chairman Neil Basu

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Metropolitan Police Annual Ceremony of Remembrance

The Metropolitan Police Service Annual Ceremony of Remembrance this year took place at Hendon on Thursday 25th June 2015.

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WERE YOU HERE?

WERE YOU A RESIDENT OF THE POLICE ORPHANAGE? The Metropolitan & City Police Orphanage opened in 1870 and was initially based at Wellesley House, before moving to Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. The Orphanage closed in 1937, as more and more parents wished to keep children at home, rather than send them to the Orphanage when a police parent died.

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Chairman of the Orphans Board Promoted

The Board of Management extend their sincere congratulations to our Chairman Neil Basu on his promotion.

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George Churchill-Coleman

In loving memory of George Churchill-Coleman who passed away on Saturday 10th January 2015.

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Phillip Cronin Memorial Award 2014

The Phillip Cronin Memorial Award is an annual presentation agreed by our Board of Management in memory of Phillip who was our Chief Executive for 15 years who sadly died in 2014.

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Peter Smyth at New Scotland Yard

Peter Smyth was delighted to attend New Scotland Yard earlier this year to receive a cheque for £2217.50 from the team at Interserve.

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Phillip Cronin Memorial Award

Following the untimely death of our former Chief Executive Phillip Cronin, who sadly died of cancer earlier this year.

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National Police Memorial Day

Peter Smyth our Chief Executive attended The National Police Memorial Day, which this year took place on Sunday 28th September in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

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Tell Us Your Story

If you were an orphan or a relate who has benefited either directly or indirectly we would love to hear your story. We would like to publish stories highlighting the achievements of the Charity and its beneficiaries over the years.

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