Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund
On behalf of the Chairman and Board of Management, welcome to our site, we hope that you will find the contents informative.
Email scam - July 2007
It has come to our attention that emails are being sent out purporting to be from the Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund, possibly from an individual named MARY SMITH. These scam emails claim to be attemting to raise funds for a sick child. Please be aware that these emails have nothing to do with this charity and should be ignored. We never send emails of this type however should you be in any doubt about the authenticity of an email you receive that purports to be from us, please do feel free to contact us either by telephone or via our contact page.
The Charity is based in Putney and was established on 1st August 1937, following the closure of the police orphanage in Twickenham. All of the charities trustees are either current or retired police officers.
Being a relatively small charity, we are dependant on donations from members of the public as well as police organisations. Currently approximately 400 children are supported annually with the payment of a monthly compassionate allowance, educational grant, clothing and holiday grants. Since being established, 6,188 families have benefited from the fund.
We are only too aware of the dangers our officers face when dealing with the crime of today. If when they face disability, serious injury or sadly sacrifice their lives in the line of duty, then there is some comfort knowing that we can assist their loved ones left behind, by trying to make their lives a little more bearable.
Due to the efforts and support of the Fund and its donors, many recipients have obtained degrees and become Professors, Doctors, Dentists, Police Officers, Members of the Armed Services and many other professions.
The Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund needs to raise in the region of £622,000 per annum to maintain the necessary support of our unfortunate orphans during their full time education.
The Fund is extremely grateful to those members of the Public and Police Organisations who make charitable donations which assist in the maintaining the standard of support that is provided. Those wishing to make a donation will find Subscription and Gift Aid forms on this site.
ON BEHALF OF THE RECIPIENTS OF OUR ALLOWANCES, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CHARITABLE DONATIONS AND KIND THOUGHTS