Fundraisers & Supporters

We are very grateful to all

& to those who wish to

remain anonymous for

their generous support of

these exceptional police dogs

in their retirement


Listed below are only SOME of our supporters

All About Dogs - Hylands Park


Kerry Hodder, Luke Jones,

Frank Belgrove & Elaine Michaels.


With RPD stars - Copper, Roscoe, Cain, Tia and Ralph.

1st May 2022




Hamper Donated

By Embark on Raw

Embark On Raw

Raffle held by

Completely K9 Hydrotherapy

Completely K9 Hydro

22nd October 2021




Clayshoot & B-B-Q

Held by Sue & Peter

Two teams from

Essex Police Dog Section

Aug 2021






Essex Police

Student Intake V Class 1

Fundraising with

Sales, Raffles, Ice Cream


Virtual Walk from

Chelmsford to Las Vegas (approx 5,228 Miles)

30th July 2021

Raised over



Benfleet Working Trials Society


July 2021



Weald Country Show


All About Dogs at

Hylands Park with

Essex Police Dog Section

RPD Copper, Baloo & Tex helping the fundraising

May 2021

over £1,000 

Essex Police

HQ Chelmsford

Local Policing Team –

C shift

Tuck Shop Fundraiser

March 2021



In Memory


Keith Withers

Keith Withers

Oct 1948 to Jan 2021

with RPD Frankie

From Liz and Clare...
Thank you all for you kind and generous donations in memory of Keith Withers. 
Keith was passionate about the police dogs, from puppy walking, following them as they went to meet their handlers and through training, following their careers and career highlights and into retirement. 
He would have been over the moon at the amount raised in his memory.
It has bought comfort to us as his family and close friends that people have supported the Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund with such generosity.  Liz and Clare "
Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund are honoured to have been nominated to receive donations in memory of Keith - he was a friend and great supporter of our work and we will never forget his love for police dogs; whether puppies, serving or retired and especially his affection for Retired Police Dog Frankie.
Feb 2021

Essex Canine Hydrotherapy

Essex Canine Hydro

Christmas Raffle

Dec 2020


Janet Curtis

Handmade Christmas Card Fundraiser

Nov/Dec 2020


Newland Lodge

Nominated by

Ken Hawkes

23 Oct 2020



Nominated by Susan

for charity award.

7 Oct 2020


PP Raw Dog Food

Rayleigh Essex

Collection by Staff and


7 Oct 2020


Essex Canine Hydrotherapy

Many thanks to Carina & team for their support


Sept 2020



Floors For Paws



26 Aug 2020



Jennie Leeder &

Zoe Clark of

Essex Police

Control Room organised non uniform fundraiser & made a chocolate bouquet with

Monty The Dog to be raffled.

Thanks Jennie, Zoe & Ali

6th Aug 2020


Essex Canine Hydrotherapy


5th July



Alicia of

Alicia's Obedience Dog Training &

Cath of Canine Concern organised

The Online Dogtopia Show June 2020 raised £1,320 for:-

Canine Concern,  Passionate about Hardie Park, and

Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund

June 2020

Each received £440


Tom Hodder

Tom & wife Kerry

adopted RPD Jonno many years ago.

Kerry set up a memorial fund in Tom's honour for donations to ERPDF.

RIP Tom Hodder.

April 2020

WOW - Witham

Legally Blonde.

By kind permission of

Steve Rogers Chairman

collections after each performance by Jerry &

RPD Copper

Feb 2020


Leigh Crime Prevention Panel - Les & Sharon

Presenting donation to

Eric &

Amanda Pollard with

RPD Frankie

21st Jan 2020




Stansted Chamber of Commerce

Auction of signed framed photos of

Cristiano Ronaldo

Jan 2020



Benfleet Working Trials Society


Dec 2019




Special Constables

3 Peaks Challenge


Dec 2019



Essex Chamber of Commerce

Collection at their Christmas Event

by RPD Baloo

5 Dec 2019


Essex Canine Hydrotherapy

Kind donations

Nov 2019

£160 &

Christmas Raffle

Dec 2019



Student Officers

Intake M Class 1

Undertook fundraising

throughout their training.

Cheque presented at

Pass Out on

15 Nov 2019



EP Volunteer Cadets


14 Sept 2019





The Odd One Out

Public House



August 2019




Essex Dog Day

Frank, Ronnie, Jess,

Carla & Rosalie,

Kerry & RPD Jonno

Jerry & RPD Copper

25th August 2019




Co-op Green Token

Cheque awarded at

Wivenhoe Branch to

RPD Studs

24 August 2019





Clay Shoot & BBQ

organised by

Sue & Peter Davies

courtesy of

RPD Tia & Ruby

August 2019



Ingatestone Saddlery


July 2019


Great British Brownie Bake Off at PHQ

Emily & Team

22nd July 2019





Alicia's Obedience Dog Training

held a

Dogtopia Event

July 2019



Benfleet Working Trials Society


7th July 2019



1st Maldon Girl Guides


July 2019





Fat Hen Photo Shoot


5th July 2019



Stansted Chamber of Commerce

Julie & RPD Baloo


20th June 2019



Ecclesiastical Insurance

Movement for Good


June 2019


3 Peaks Challenge

Seventeen Police Officers from Sandon Dog Section

on their days off climbed the three “main” summits in North, Mid and South Wales a walking distance of

17 miles with a total ascent of 2,334 metres.

Took 24 hours to complete -

a tough challenge both mentally & phsyically.

17 May 2019

Raised SO FAR

£5,000 plus and £756 at follow up event

Essex Young Farmers Show.

Sible Hedingham

Dog Show

Eric & Helen

11th May 2019



Cakes & Bakes Sale

Hayley & Mark with

PD Holly & PD Buddy

at Stansted Airport

1st May 2019





Anonymous donation

received on

19 April 2019




Competition at

Sandon Dog Section

Organised by

Joanne & Lynsey

3 April 2019





Ch Insp Ronnie Egan

Ran in the

Colchester Half Marathon

13 Miles in 2hrs 31mins

All for Essex RPDs

24 March 2019




Andy Fidgett with
former PDs Ned & Ozzy

Andy is a retired

Police Dog Handler of British Transport Police.

Donated part of his

Birthday Money.

March 2019




VG Retired Friends

Group for Retired Officers & Staff of Essex Police.

Held a Raffle.

15 February 2019.



Student Police Constables of

Intake I Class 2

Kindly chose ERPDF

to fundraise for during

their training.

8 February 2019




Essex Police Federation

Steve Taylor, Jackie Card

meeting RPD Baloo with her new owner Mandy.

6 February 2019




Kim, Emma & Shenarda

donated huge bag of

dog toys, leads, grooming equipment & coats etc.

20 December 2018.

We will sell these at

Summer 2019 events.



Ian & Dionne with

RPD Studsy

present cheque to

Lady Ruggles-Brise &

Lord Petre

14 October 2018




Student Police Constables of

Intake G Class 1

Kindly chose ERPDF

to fundraise for during

their training.

21 September 2018



Essex Dog Day

ERPDF volunteers

Eric, Wendy, Helen, Simon & Frank.

Star Guest RPD Tia.

26 August 2018.






Oldbury Hill Caravan Site

Counter Collection

26 July 2018






Tim & Emma

Certificate for

Holding a table sale with

RPD Cesar & RPD Scout

4 July 2018



Essex Police Sports Association

Selling ERPDF


July 2018



Ingatestone Saddlery Centre

Desk Collecting Pot

June 2018.




Great Baddow Dog Training Club

Christmas Dance, Raffle & Tombola. 2017/18




Trudy King held

a yard sale & donated

soft toys for tombola.

April 2018



Lent Fundraiser

Criminal Justice Dept

of Essex Police Colchester.

March 2018




Tina Cooper

Shaved Off

most of her hair

& donated it to a

children's charity

Little Princess Trust

& she raised money


Feb 2018





Bake Off at Sandon

organised by:

Jo, Maria & Lynsey

Essex Police Dog Section

Supported by Handlers,

Officers, Puppy Walkers.


Lady Ruggles-Brise DL

Graham Furnival

Frank Belgrove

Winning Cake - "Penquin"

All cakes Marvellous !

4 Dec 2017





Kobi Fundraiser

Nov 2017


Total: £2,862.30p

**Thank You **

Essex Canine

Hydrotherapy for

Retired Police Dogs

& Donations

Nov 2017


Quiz Night by

Alicia's Obedience

Dog Training AODT

Sept 2017


The Essex Lottery Launch Day at County Hall Chelmsford.

Lady Ruggles-Brise DL

Patron of ERPDF,

Jerry & RPD Copper, Eric, Cllr Aldridge Chairman of Essex County Council

& Frank

11 Oct 2017

Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce


Frank, David,

Lady Ruggles-Brise &

Graham - RPD King

£1,502. (June 2017)





ERPDF Volunteers at Essex Dog Day


27 August 2017



Alicia's Obedience

Dog Training AODT

Onesie Walk fundraiser

February 2017




Stansted Airport

Chamber of Commerce

Ignition On Line

Vicky presenting cheque

to Supt Adrian Coombes

PC Amanda Pollard &

PD Bruno on behalf of   


28 February 2017





 Stansted Airport  

 Chamber of Commerce 

 Chair Julie Budden

 presenting cheque to

 Insp Lee Devall who

 accepted the donation

 on behalf of ERPDF

 January 2017



Ellie Ingram


Supports ERPDF

with superb images

Retired PD Gus

receiving his

Service Medal

10 September 2016


Essex Police

Epping Volunteer Cadets

Held fundraising events

9th July &

10 September 2016



Katimba Canines

Held a Dog Show in

Sudbury Suffolk

30 July 2016




Linda & Tina

Held a stall at

Alresford Fete Essex

2 July 2016





Jamie, Lucy, Emily & Callum

Completed 5k Sponsored Run

3 June 2016







Elmstead WI talk by

Chair of ERPDF Linda & Demo by Dog Handler & Ludo

24 May 2016




Steven Keddy & Sally Morris

Baked a Cake for Kato

to help with vet fees

4 March 2016





  Peter David Day

  Peter was a great animal

  lover - seen here with his

  daughter's dog

  German Shepherd Oscar.

  Peter's family and friends

  set up a memorial fund in

  his honour and in

  February 2016 very kindly

  donated £420 to ERPDF



  Karen's Sponsored Swim

  of 3 miles

  Karen Pownall

  Completed in 2 hrs 9 mins

  14 December 2015





  Bake Off at

  Essex Police Dog Section

  Sandon Dog Kennels

  on 2 December 2015


Organised by

   Joanne & Maria

   Essex Police Dog Section

   Supported by Handlers,

   Officers, Puppy Walkers

   & EP Animal Welfare Group

   Raised over £255 (2015)


ERPDF Tuck Shop

Saffron Walden

Run by PCs

Supported by Team

Raised over £400 (2015)




  Pier Avenue Players


  Talk by Chair Linda Belgrove

  21 November 2015





  Talk at Engaines WI

  Little Clacton by

  Chair Linda Belgrove &

  PC Pollard & PD Bruno 

  12 November 2015

  Raised over £100






Raffle Winner Milly

with her prize

Big Brown Teddy Bear

Denis chose the ticket


Great support at

Essex Dog Day

30 Aug 2015






Essex Dog Day

PC Amanda & PD Bruno,

Tina, Linzi,Dan & RPD Reg

& Chair Linda Belgrove

30 August 2015






Tim & Emma with

RPD Kaiser

(German Shepherd) and

RPD Scout (Labrador)

Held a mini Dog Show.

Being presented with a

Certificate of Thanks by

ERPDF Chair Linda Belgrove

Raised £251 (2015)





Pippa Reeve &

Sam Kempley

Ran Hordon on the Hill Run

10 km on

28 June 2015

Raised over £300






Completely K9

Canvey Island

Sponsored Dog Swim

Raised over £2,240 (2015)





La Cava*


Sponsored dinner

Talk given by

Chair Linda Belgrove

Raised over £400 (2015)

Richard Boyd DL (on left)

arranged the fundraising

meal at:

*La Cava, Wivenhoe.

Special Guest Lord Petre

(on right) (2015)




Joanne, Maria & Helen

Sandon Kennels

Essex Police Dog Section

Sponsored Bake Off

Raised over £240 (2013)

Raised over £250 (2014)

Raised over £255 (2015)



Eric Adams & family

in loving memory of

Ann Adams who was a

core member of ERPDF

Donated over £350 and

The Ann Adams Cup

to be presented to the

Calendar Front Cover

Photo Winner each year.




Prettygate Primary School

Holding the Certificate from

ERPDF in recognition of

their fundraising

Raised over £160 (2014)



Alicia's Obedience Dog

Training AODT

Right - Lady Ruggles-Brise

Our Patron.

Left - Steve & RPD Gus

Raised over £250 (2013)




Alfie Beardie


with £2 Tuesday

Raised £132



Essex Police Dog Section

60th Anniversary

Sponsored Dinner & Dance

Raised over £400 (2013)



Luke Warrington

pictured with RPD Taz

Sponsored swim

Raised £210 (2013)




Trudy King

donated her birthday 

money to ERPDF

£250 (August 2013)




Ingatestone & Fryerning

Cub Scouts

pictured with RPD Taz

Sponsored Silence

Arranged by Elaine Michaels

with Linda Belgrove &

PC Amanda Pollard.

Raised £410.50p (2013)

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