Selling off chocs is good news for COPS

A SPECIAL constable who serves in Chesterfield used his day job to raise cash for a police charity.

Craig Porter, who works full time as a line manager at Thorntons chocolate factory in Ripley, was given permission by his company to sell off the excess products produced over Christmas.

He sold the chocolates to staff and raised 160 for the Care Of Police Survivors - a charity known as COPS, which supports the families of officers who lose their lives in the line of duty.

The special constable presented the cash to Angela Morgan, a local volunteer with COPS, who lost her husband DC Gary Freeman in 1994.

She said: "On behalf of COPS I am delighted to receive this donation and look forward to working with Derbyshire Constabulary on future fundraising events.

Angela added: "We are still a little known charity so I am very grateful Special Constable Porter thought of us."

Divisional Commander Roger Flint added: "I am pleased one of our officers has taken the time and effort to raise money for such a worthwhile cause."

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