It won’t happen to me, or to any of my colleagues, that unforeseen accident, unexpected bereavement or other insurmountable problem, of course it won’t. Unfortunately events that change lives for ever, and turn day to day living from normal to somewhere between uncomfortable to downright intolerable, do happen and sometimes they do happen to us, to our workmates, or to people they really care about.
In 1974 the Avon and Somerset Constabulary Benevolent Fund was created when the previous smaller Bristol, Somerset and Bath Constabularies were brought together. There is a long history of these such Funds around the Country.
The Fund is a registered Charity and provides financial help to existing Avon and Somerset Constabulary officers and retired colleagues.
The Fund exists to help those in difficulty. If someone is in real need of assistance, then the Fund can help by way of grant or a loan.
The Benevolent Fund can and does contribute to changing lives for the better, helping those whom for whatever reason, are unable to help themselves, and make life bearable again.