Caring cops help elderly Coventry residents

West Midlands Police officers in Coventry held their own collections to buy much-needed items for the elderly.

Pictured: PCSOs Alex Insull and Lauren Galloway.

Kind-hearted West Midlands Police officers in Coventry have come to the aid of elderly residents by ensuring they are stocked up with food and essentials. 

Officers from the St Michael’s neighbourhood team held their own collection to buy much-needed items for the elderly – and even chocolate treats for Easter.

Officers have also received donations from generous shopkeepers in the city as the community has joined forces to assist the vulnerable during these difficult times.

West Midlands Police say they have safely distributed food packages to a number of people at independent retirement properties in Hillfields, meaning they don’t need to head out and increase their risk of COVID-19 exposure. 

The Neighbourhood Policing team in Coventry also previously worked with a local food wholesaler to donate a bumper crop of fruit and vegetables to a care home.

The owner of the food wholesaler wanted to express his thanks to the city’s police officers during these testing times, but the officers thought the fresh produce would be better directed towards some of the more vulnerable people in the city.

PCSOs Alex Insull and Lauren Galloway delivered the hampers to a retirement and independent living home in Berry Street.

West Midlands Police said they are “all working as one to help each other during these testing times, and we’ll be doing all we can to support our communities.”