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Welcome to the North West Police Benevolent Fund


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The Ben Fund - Covid 19 Outbreak

The primary concern of the Ben Fund is the Health and Wellbeing of its members, visitors and staff. In light of the advice issued by Public Health England on 16 March 2020 to avoid non-essential contact, in consultation with the Trustees I have decided that, until further notice, the treatment offer will be substantially reduced or refined.

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INFORMATION SEMINAR - FOR WILLS, PROBATE, TRUSTS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Working in conjunction with Harvey Howell solicitors and Lancashire Narpo.
Please find details here in relation to the next free information seminar on Wills, Power of Attorneys, Care home fees plus much more which will take place at St Michael's Lodge, Northcote Road, Langho, Lancashire, BB6 8BG on Friday 28th February 2020 at 10am for 10.30 start.
Further dates throughout 2020 are:-
17th April
26th June
25th September
27th November

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    If you want to attend please email federation@harveyhowell.co.uk to book your place.


    Weekly prize Draw
    The North West Police Benevolent Fund and the Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust have come together in association with LCCC Foundation with the aim to raise funds for both our Charity's. Please click here for further information and if you are able to support our charity's we will be extremely grateful and of course you may win!!







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    We can now be found on www.policecharitiesuk.org/


    Our Mission:

    To relieve officers of Cheshire Constabulary, Greater Manchester Police, Merseyside Police, Lancashire Constabulary, Cumbria Constabulary and NCA, retired officers of those and previous police forces amalgamated within the constituent forces, together with their dependants, who are in a condition of need and hardship or distress.

    The North West Police Benevolent Fund does not have any outside Agencies or Companies fund raising on our behalf.

    Any such approach should be reported to the Secretary of the Fund immediately via e-mail - jsmithies@nwpbf.org


    Our Newest Lodge:       St.Michael's Lodge, Ribble Valley, Lancashire

    Being a member of the fund for serving officers is £7.40 a month (£5.00 for retirees), however the actual cost to both serving and retired officers donating via payroll or pension is less than the headline figure shown. For serving officers, whilst you see in your pay slip a deduction of £7.40, this is deducted from the members gross pay total before tax is applied therefore there is tax relief on the £7.40 at the rate the member pays tax, the net result with regard to donations for a 20% tax payer, the actual cost is £5.92 per month, and for a 40% tax payer, £4.44 per month. In relation to retired officers , the donation is £5 per month. this is deducted from the members gross pension total before tax is applied therefore there is tax relief on the £5 at the rate the member pays tax, the net result with regard to donations for a 20% tax payer, is £4.00 per month, and for a 40% tax payer, £3.00 per month.

    If you don't know if you are currently a member - check your wage/pension slip for a deduction of this amount listed against 'Benevolent Fund'.

    Each month the payslip's of the majority of our police officers will indicate a voluntary deduction to the North West Police Benevolent Fund. You may well ask, What do I get for my money?

    In 1995 and up to the present day one in three police officers were injured whilst on duty. We hope this leaflet will reassure all officers that their hard earned cash is being well invested.

    The Fund Members

    In 1974 when the North West Police Benevolent Fund was founded, it was believed to have been the first time in the history of the British Police Service that three large Police Forces (GMP, Cheshire Constabulary and Merseyside Police) had brought together independent welfare funds and combined them into one fund. Later the Fund was joined by Lancashire Constabulary, NCA (National Crime Agency) and Cumbria Constabulary

    The majority of serving officers in the six constituent organisations, contribute to the Fund.

    The object of the fund is to assist members when they are in need. None of us know when we, or members of our family, will find themselves in need - a family crisis, a sudden bereavement, an unexpected illness. Such things do not just affect pensioners, we are all vulnerable to life's events!

    It is comforting to know that the North West Police Benevolent Fund is there to care and support. In plain English, the fund provides the following services for members and their dependant families, Police Pensioners and widow(er)s.

    Click here for more information about the object of the fund.

    Make a Regular Donation by Standing Order

    Regular donations made by standing order help the Fund in two ways. First we save money on administration costs, so more money goes to help those in need, and secondly a regular income helps us to budget with greater confidence through the year. If you are a UK taxpayer and donate through Gift Aid, the Fund will receive an additional 28 pence for every £1.00 you donate at no cost to yourself.

    The bookings for the 2020 season commence as follows:-

    A specific email address has been set up for the lodge bookings and is shown below so there will be no need to telephone:-

    enquiries@nwpbf.org

    From 9 am on the below dates (***Please Note:- emails received prior to 9 am on the first day of bookings will be discarded to be fair to all***)

    St Michael's Lodge, Lancashire

    Bookings available now - rates available on request as different to the lodges based at Carnforth and Windermere and single nights can be booked at St Michael's Lodge

    Carnforth site

    Bookings commence from 9 am on Monday 6th January 2020 - (site re-opens 7th Feb)

    Windermere site

    Bookings commence from 9 am on Wednesday 8th January 2020 - (site re-opens 14th Feb)

    High season (1st June to 30th Sept inclusive, Christmas and New Year weeks) - 100 per night Low season (all other times) - 80 per night

    In relation to Carnforth and Windermere sites the lodges must be booked for a minimum of 2 nights up to a maximum of 7 nights except during any of the school holiday periods when a full week must be booked (Fri to Fri)

    ** Please note that due to many officers failing to return their completed booking forms or making payment within the specified period stated on the booking forms, reservations will no longer be held. If making a booking please ensure your completed forms and payments are sent on time as reminders are not sent out **

    If your enquiry is in relation to the general Ben Fund services and facilities this can be done via e-mail, please e-mail your request to jsmithies@nwpbf.org

    North West Police Benevolent Fund.
    St Michael's Lodge,
    Northcote Road, Langho
    Lancashire, BB6 8BG


    Tel: 01254 244980                         email: jsmithies@nwpbf.org                        Registered Charity No. 503045