News

Running the London Underground for The Gurney Fund!!

Recruit PC’s from the British Transport Police are raising funds by running the length of the London Underground network. This remarkable achievement is also in memory of Sgt Christopher Hoare from Hertfordshire. Whilst they have exceeded their target, donations can be made until 17 March 2017; https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/police43


New recruits from Kent raise money for the Gurney Fund!!

 Gurney Fund Trustee, Tim Packham was delighted to accept a cheque at the Kent Police College Pass Out Parade on Friday, 6 January. The Fund is most grateful to PC Timothy Perrow and Course 4/16, who raised the magnificent sum of £2,893, and wish them every success in their police careers.    


Congratulations to Martha from Norfolk who has made it into the East of England regional gymnastics squad!

Well done Martha. Mum Rebekah says “sincere thanks for your support, the funding we have received has enabled all four children to continue with their sporting activities”.      


Emily from Leicestershire is achieving great success with the Leicester Sharks Swimming Club where she has recently taken 30 seconds off her personal best in the 800m freestyle. Dad Neil says “the allowance provided by the Fund makes it possible for Emily to participate in this type of activity”.


Football Success!

Well done to Brendan from Leicestershire who is rapidly collecting an array of football trophies and medals!    


Website Success

Our thanks to Rebekah from Norfolk for her feedback “congratulations on the website and new electronic annual review application system – it was easy to use and very efficient”


Sailing Holiday

This year 21 young people took part in a week’s sailing on the Solent. Read the 2016 Sailing Report Water Fight at Port Solent                                    


Activity Holiday

 This year 27 children attended the Gurney Fund activity holiday at PGL, Liddington which also included a day at Legoland. Read participant feedback                        


Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to all those who graduated this year. Well done to Emily who achieved a 2:1 from the University of Reading, Jessica a first in Psychology and Tamsyn a first in Textiles from Huddersfield.                


Hampshire Constabulary Families Day

Get Set Go Karting helped raise the Fund’s profile when they attended Hampshire Constabulary’s annual Families Day on 4 June. The trustees are most grateful to Louise & Chris Stagg and Mrs Tracey Plumridge for all their hard work on the day.


Kerry Murray BEM

Mrs Kerry Murray, who has been involved with the sailing holiday since 1994, was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to young people through The Gurney Fund in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Kerry said: “I was shocked to hear I was receiving this award.  My initial feeling once I realised it wasn’t a […]


The Patron’s Lunch

  Twelve representatives, from a variety of Fund groups, attended The Patron’s Lunch, organised to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, on Sunday, 12 June. The organisation on the day was superb allowing 10,000 people from 600 charities to enjoy a very British pageant and picnic on The Mall.  Rain didn’t stop everyone from […]


Saints Foundation

Following an approach by Mr John Apter the Fund has received support from the Saints Foundation with items to auction at the Hampshire Police Federation’s Charity Dinner held in November which raised £2,020. Two Fund families were also guests of the Foundation on Saturday 5 March.  “We had such a magical day at St Mary’s […]