Each year, usually in July, Care of Police Survivors holds an annual survivor weekend. The weekend incorporates social activities and concludes with a Service of Remembrance.
It allows survivors to meet with other survivors, share experiences and learn how others have rebuilt their lives. Activities are arranged for the children and where appropriate childcare is provided.
Our aim is to make the weekend as stress free and relaxing as possible to allow survivors to benefit from this unique gathering. Although at times it is an emotional weekend it is not a sad time with the atmosphere being described as akin to a family gathering.
The golden rule is to remember your officer the way they would want to be remembered - with a smile.
COPS annual Service of Remembrance is held on the Sunday morning of the Survivor Weekend at the National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Rd, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 7AR. It is attended by representatives of the UK Police Service, staff associations and the wider police family. All are welcome.
Police Blogger ‘Nathan Constable’ attended our 2013 Service of Remembrance and wrote an excellent account of the day. Please read it, we couldn't have said it better! [read blog]
For full details of our next Service of Remembrance, please see our upcoming events section.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01543 410 790.