Beaconsoft Limited is pleased to announce we have become the UK Police Memorial Trust’s official Technology & Hosting Partner.

We join other notable supporters including HRH The Duke of Cambridge,  LBC radio and the Daily Express, the charity’s official media partners, as a primary partner.

Other supporters include Airbus, Airwave Solutions Ltd, Care of Police Survivors, Morgen Thomas, NPCC (National Police Chiefs’ Council), Police Credit Union, City of London Corporation, Everton Football Club, Police Mutual, Police Roll of Honour Trust, Stoke City Football Club, the Duke of Edinburgh Trust, the National Association of Police Chaplains, as well as Police forces and Police federations across the UK.

“Members of the Beaconsoft team have been involved with UKPM from the early days of the charity”, said Mike Townend, Beaconsoft’s Director of Marketing and Strategy. “We are delighted to now take on this partnership role, using our expertise to help support and promote this important national symbol. Beaconsoft will enable The UK Police Memorial to be the first of its kind in the world to bring together the physical and digital into one powerful experience; using imagery, audio and video to pay tribute, honour, remember and educate.”

 

Losses in the thousands

Since 1749 and the creation of the Bow Street Runners as the world’s first recognised Police Service, more than 4,000 men and women have given their lives to serve and protect our communities in the United Kingdom. Losses in British colonial and other UK administered forces overseas number as many as a further 1,000.

The new memorial will honour those officers and staff who have died on duty, as well as those who lost their lives in the conduct of their duty.

“The trustees are delighted by the technology support of the team at Beaconsoft. Our mission to remember and honour those men and women of the Police service who have paid the ultimate price to protect the public is an important one. We rely on supporters of all sizes, across the Police service, business and the general public to help us achieve this.” — Stephen Mann, Trustee

Walter Jack concept drawing for the new police memorial at the National Arboretum

Walter Jack concept drawing for the new police memorial at the National Arboretum

Fundraising efforts

While more than £2.5 million has already been raised, £4 million is needed for the UK Police Memorial, which will recognise the bravery of officers such as PC Keith Palmer, who died in the Westminster terror attack, and PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, who died after they were attacked by Dale Cregan in September 2012.

The new UK Police Memorial is a project of The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust. As well as funding the memorial, the money raised will also pay for a digital memorial that can be used around the world, as well as a Living Memorial Fund to support the family of officers who have been killed on duty.

Further information is available and donations can be made by visiting the UK Police Memorial Trust’s website: http://www.ukpolicememorial.org/