Officers across Northumbria Police have been distributing cheques to local charities and organisations across communities in the area.
The funds came from the money raised at the annual Family Fun Day held by officers and staff at Northumbria Police’s headquarters in Wallsend.
Northumbria hosts the Family Fun Day every year and is a day which provides a chance for residents of all ages to come and meet officers and staff and see what we do and talk to us about any concerns they might have.
They also provide an opportunity to meet some of our police dogs, different specialist teams and look under the hood of our police squad cars.
Money raised is then distributed back into the community to help local groups and organisations and support the communities we serve.
This year a total of £3,500 was shared out in total, with some of the recipients including The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, St John’s Ambulance and Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.
Chief Inspector Ron Charlton, of Northumbria Police, said: “We are extremely proud to be part of such caring communities who support and look after one another. Being able to give back to those who show us that same support is just fantastic.
“I see our officers going out on patrol and working hard to protect and safeguard the public because they truly care about the places and people they work with.
“We’re all part of the same communities and donating our fundraising is just a small way we can show how much we appreciate the continued support from the public.
“So thank you from all of us here at Northumbria Police.”