Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce to you A Unit Response’s very own PC Emma Smith. A candidate for ‘nicest police officer in Walsall’, Emma is probably the happiest, rosiest, most talkative officer I know.
Now allow me to introduce Emma’s twenty year old son, Jamie Clarke, who at this very moment is sweltering away in the heat of Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, working long shifts with 857 Squadron to keep the Navy’s Sea Kings in the air.
Jamie only went out to Afghanistan a couple of weeks ago and it’s an understatement to say he’s missed by Emma, as are the rest of the lads from the squadron.
Wanting to do something in return for her son and 857 Squadron, Emma has started a ‘bin relay’ during the course of which she is sending decorated collection bins around Walsall’s police stations. Each time the bin lands it is being filled with goodies to send out to Afghanistan, for example sweets, toiletries and clothing.
Several of Walsall’s local businesses have lent their support to the relay and have been very, very generous in making donations which has really helped get the collection off to a good start.
Further donations though are always welcome and if you’d like to pitch in and say thanks to our boys then please feel free to give the Partnerships Team a call at Walsall Police Station on 0845 113 5000 or alternatively, get in touch by leaving a comment on this blog or send me a message on Twitter.
The sort of thing Emma and the boys are looking for includes biscuits, sweets, roll on deodorant and shower gel etc.
Chocolate can’t be sent as it doesn’t get on too well with the forty degree heat but if you’re thinking sweets then think Haribo as they are very popular on the front line.
Thank you in advance!