The Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund are very proud and delighted to announce that H.R.H the Duke of Cambridge has agreed to be the Patron of our charity beginning in January 2017.
The Orphans fund began in 1870 as an Orphanage, which we believe makes it the oldest police charity in the world. In 2020 we will be marking the 150th anniversary. The Orphanage closed in 1937 and became the present fund which makes 2017 the 80th year.
We hope to mark these occasions with functions for the orphans and their families who are children of deceased or severely injured Metropolitan and City Police Officers.
It is especially pleasing the Prince William will be our Patron at the time of these anniversaries. Our first Royal Patron was Queen Victoria and we are privileged that the charity’s links with the Royal Family are to continue.
We are funded by the interest and dividends from the money that was invested when the Orphanage was sold, by a percentage of the contributions serving officers make to the Metropolitan and City Police Benevolent Funds and Public donations.
In 2015 we were able to give over £1,000,000 to the children of deceased colleagues. Since the foundation of the charity we have supported in excess of 15,000 children.
If you would like to support us please visit our ‘Support us’ web page.
If you were an orphan or a relate who has benefited either directly or indirectly we would love to hear your story. We would like to publish stories highlighting the achievements of the Charity and its beneficiaries over the years.Tell us your story