Policing Students Spread Christmas Joy

Southend police station welcomes charitable Policing students

Policing course students from South Essex College paid a visit to Southend police station to present toys for the Southend Police Toy Drive.

The students had previously approached their tutor expressing their wish to help the community over the Christmas period. They decided to support the Toy Drive and raised a fantastic £70 to purchase good quality toys to make some local children’s Christmas brighter. 

Sgt James Mint and Constable Lindsey Hayward welcomed them to the station, gave them a tour and the students presented their toys.

Their tutor Lee McCarthy said: “Considering the students are aged 17-18 years of age, in full-time education and mostly only work casually when they can, the effort was exceptional.

“The Policing Course students are a cross section of the young community who will be working and giving back something far greater than just toys as they are the leaders the college is shaping for the future.”

PS James Mint commented that the  students were friendly and very engaging. He said: “It was so lovely to meet the policing group, they gave a really good account of themselves and the college.

“We were amazed by the kind donation your students made. I didn’t want to dwell on the stories of some of the children that are receiving these items, but suffice to say your students will be providing some light in the lives of some children this Christmas that otherwise would be absent, and that, for me is what it’s all about.” 


For more information about this course visit: Policing Level 3 Diploma | South Essex College