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  • lbpolice 2:23 pm on July 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , cycle, hospital, , , sick kids   

    LBP Officers raising funds for Sick Kids Hospital #SKFF 

    Airport officers on bikes

    Paul McDonald, Stevie Amabile and Alan Dunlop, who are all based at the Airport.

    Three police officers are donning their cycle helmets this weekend to raise vital funds for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF).

    Inspector Paul McDonald from Lothian and Borders Police Force will be leading his team including Sergeant Stevie Amabile and PC Alan Dunlop, who are all based at Edinburgh Airport, on the charity cycle.

    Paul said: “We decided to raise money for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation because we have all had experience of a child who has been admitted to Edinburgh’s Hospital for Sick Children at some point.

    “It’s a truly worrying time and terrible experience for any parent to go through. In particular, a team member’s son fell seriously ill this year with pneumonia and the Sick Kids Friends Foundation was a huge support to him and his family.”

    The SKFF t-shirt clad police officers will begin their journey this Saturday and hope to bring a £1,000 cash boost for the charity to fund reward boxes for children who go through surgical procedures and to fund the maintenance of the hospital’s fish tanks.

    Edinburgh-based Paul continued: “We decided to donate all of the cash to reward boxes and the maintenance for the fish tanks because we wanted to physically give sick children something to enjoy. Children love animals and we feel it is important to reward those admitted to the hospital with something they can care for and enjoy. Fish are known to be therapeutic and we hope they bring a lot of positive energy to children suffering from a range of illnesses.”

    Will Guest, corporate fundraiser from the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, said: “We are delighted to support Paul and his team on their cycle challenge.

    “Edinburgh Airport is one of our affiliated companies and we are very grateful for the support they have given the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

    “Although police deployment at Edinburgh Airport includes airport policing bikes, these police officers are in no way serious cycling competitors so we are delighted to see them going the extra mile for charity.

    “The funds raised this weekend will provide luxuries for children undergoing treatment and will brighten up their hospital stay.”

    Story – Sick Kids Friends Foundation

    • mike 2:33 pm on July 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Well done guys
      A great effort for a great cause
      My daughter is a nurse there

  • lbpolice 1:09 pm on May 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cycle, , , registering   

    Bike registering events in North Edinburgh area #bikeregister 

    RULES Poster

    Tues 5th June Ocean Terminal 5-7pm

    Sat 9th June Leith Links 5-7pm

    Tues 12th June 12-2pm Leith Library

    Sun 17th June Victoria Park 2-5pm

    Thurs 21st June 12-2pm North Housing Office

    Wed 11th July 5-7pm Ainslie Park Leisure Centre


    May and June events

    June and July events

    • Kim 10:58 am on May 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Any chance of having some on the Southside? 😉

    • lbpolice 11:06 am on May 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Kim, there were a few events on the Southside fairly recently, you could perhaps email them and register interest, if enough people are interested they may be able to stage a one off event. I don’t know what their committments are at present.


  • lbpolice 3:24 pm on May 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , cycle, , , , , register   

    Bike marking events in Leith and North Edinburgh 

    Bike Marking will be taking place at the following venues.

    Bikes are becoming increasingly expensive and bike marking is a way of assisting Police in identifying stolen bikes and returning these valuable items to their owners.


    Those attending will also be given crime prevention advice and have any questions answered.

    Thursday 24th May 12-2pm Craigleith Retail Park

    Tuesday 5th June: Ocean Terminal, 5-7 pm

    Saturday 9th June: Leith Gala Day, Leith Links, 11-2 pm and  5-7 pm

    Tuesday 12th June: Leith Library, 12 – 2 pm

    Sun 17th June Victoria Park 2-5 pm

    Thurs 21st June 12-2pm North Housing Office

    Saturday 11th August: Ocean Terminal, 11 – 2 pm

    Wed 11th July 5-7 pm Ainslie Park Leisure Centre

    Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates on bike marking.

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