Greater Manchester Police has teamed up with Scott & Bailey to help raise money for Joshua Wilson, a local boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2004. Officers from the Prestwich and Whitefield Neighbourhood Policing Team, the Chief Constable and cast of Scott & Bailey demonstrate their best Gangnam dance moves in a video for the Whitefield student.
Inspector Mark Kenny from the Prestwich and Whitefield Neighbourhood Policing Team said: â€œJoshua loves the police and when he got in touch to see if there was anything we could do to help, we were only too happy to help out.
â€œDevon and Cornwall did a fantastic job with their video, but being based in Joshuaâ€™s home town, we were keen to take it one step further and involve him in our production.”
Dawn Fidler, Joshua’s Mum, said: “We are totally overwhelmed by the support of GMP and everyone involved. Joshua has just loved being a part of this and Iâ€™d like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their time and support in raising awareness for Joshua.”
At the moment, most police officers are feeling abandoned by the government, trashed by the media and have experienced unprecedented wage cuts and pension theft. Reduced numbers (16,000 police jobs gone since 2010) make it more dangerous on the street, the bench have made it acceptable to abuse and swear at us in public and woeful sentencing ‘sets us up’ every single day for appalling repeat offending.
Despite all of this, Prestwich and Whitefield Neighbourhood Policing Team (along with a legendary performance by the Chief) and other teams and individuals all over the UK still find the time and energy to focus on what really matters. The kind of thing which the current “Cut crime, nothing more” brigade will never understand.
Policing is not something you do, it is something you are.
For more information or to donate, please visit www.superjosh.org.uk.