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JSAFE charity night

The joint security charity event JSAFE in London last night raised some £22,000 for London’s Air Ambulance, and a City of London Police charity for children.

The black-tie event (pictured) at the City Grange Hotel included a raffe, bid auction, and ‘heads and tails’ game as copyrighted by one of the night’s organisers, Roy Cooper, the MD of Professional Security. One of the more popular of the bids donated was a ‘murder mystery’ put on by the forensics team of the City of London force.

JSAFE organisers hope the final amount donated will be greater as they plan to take advantage of the Big Give, an on-line match funding campaign; for more on how charities generally can gain from that, visit

Just under 300 people sat down for the meal. Bids auctioned off included a Ricky Hatton boxing glove; Lions t-shirt signed; tickets to the O2 for the reunion of pop group Steps; and separately, tickets for the O2 to see Little Mix; and two helicopter rides, courtesy of London’s Air Ambulance; and separately, Simon Banks of CSL DualCom. Raffle prizes were given by Panasonic; Hikvision; and IFSEC, besides afternoon tea at the St Paul’s Grange Hotel; and separately, a weekend away at that hotel. Don Randall, chairman of the organising committee, took the opportunity to inform the gathering of the CSSC (Cross-sector Safety & Security Communications) hub; which is going regional beyond London, and whose website has just been launched.

Roy Cooper said afterwards: “It was a very nice evening, everyone had a good time. And we raised a lot of money for two great charities.” Roy has nominated London’s Air Ambulance as the charity for Professional Security’s last ST17 event of the year, at the Park Inn Hotel Heathrow, on Thursday, November 2. The networking dinner the evening before at the venue will be raising money for the air ambulance.

For more photos of the JSAFE evening, see the ‘gallery‘ part of this website.


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