On 24th February 2016 we put all that that we have been building over the last year into launching our support services. The event was live streamed on Twitter as we showed to the world the support services we were launching to our police colleagues.
We had another awesome night of comedy put on for us all at the Music Room above O’Neills Pub in Southend, Essex on Friday 11th December 2015 when the amazing Laughter Academy set up a great night on side splitting improvisational comedy that proved successful in raising money for the charity once again.
Tomorrow, Call4Backup features in the Society suppliment of the Guardian Newspaper while the online article has already gone live. It features Trustee Rob Webber alongside a spread of information on the charity and into Police Officer Mental Health.
The article features facts and figures that were gleaned from serving officers in our survey completed between April and May 2015
After almost 5 months since its inception Call4Backup has reached its first real milestone. Today we officially became charity registered in England and Wales with the Charities Commission. This is such a big step and now opens the doorway to so much more that Call4Backup can do for all those colleagues on the front line of policing.
On 16th May 2015, Former Essex Police Constable, Liam Harvey, took part in a messy, muddy Marathon through an obstacle course in Brentwood, Essex raising money for Call4Backup while he did it.
We launched the “Support Kevin Szabo” campaign after we had money donated to us followed by a message asking for the funds to be donated to Kevin himself, then we thought it would be nice to set up a page so that people who wanted to support Kevin in his recovery could.
A month has passed since Call4Backup and Joker Comedy Club joined forces to bring the first event designed to raise money for Call4Backup with a Charity Comedy Night dubbed “Call4Standup.”