About Us - how it began
 
In April 2012 a group of volunteers decided that a 'Charity' needed to be formed to help support Retired Police Dogs (RPDs) to ensure there was financial help towards vet and welfare costs.
 

Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund

(ERPDF) was established.

 
It was agreed that:-
  • ERPDF would be independent from Essex Police
  • ERPDF would be independent from any other charity or organisation
  • All involved with ERPDF would be unpaid volunteers.
  • A group of 5-6 would form the Board of Trustees.
  • If a Trustee has a retired police dog(s) that dog(s) cannot be assisted by the Fund.
  • Serving Police Officers and/or Staff would not be permitted to hold office on the Board of Trustees - but would be welcome as volunteers and supporters.
  • All awards of financial assistance would be confidential to the Board of Trustees - unless the recipients chose to publicise.

 

 

Our Patron:-

 

Lady Rosemary Ruggles-Brise DL

of Finchingfield

        Lady Ruggles-Brise DL

Board of Trustees:
(April 2022)
 
 
 
Linda Belgrove
Trustee
(Chair)
 
 
 
 
 
Elaine Michaels
Trustee
(Secretary)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kerry Hodder
Trustee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frank Belgrove
Trustee
(Treasurer)
 
John Housden
Trustee
(Welfare Advisor)
 
Graham Furnival
Non Trustee
(Business Advisor)
 
Non Trustee
Debra Teo BVSc MRCVS
(Vet/Welfare Advisor)

Linda

Elaine                    

Kerry

Frank, Debra, Graham & John

Registered Charity No. 1158745 Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund 

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Updated June 2022