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£92,779
raised of £60,000 target by 4662 supporters

    Weʼve raised £92,779 to Support the family of Sgt Matt Ratana shot dead inside Croydon custody centre in south London

    Funded on Saturday, 23rd January 2021

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    Trevor Sherwood has launched a Police Hour readers appeal to support the family of a highly respected Sgt Matt Ratana who was tragically murdered inside of a police station custody centre.

    Matt leaves behind his partner and adult son. Our thoughts are with them, his family and close colleagues.

    Trevor Sherwood the editor of Police Hour is raising money to support the family of Sgt Matt Ratana who was tragically shot dead inside Croydon custody centre in south London.

    He lost his life after being shot when he opened the cell door to speak to the suspect.

    Trevor said "Together we have raised £60K to support the family of Matt, The public have truly shown that the public do truly support The Thin Blue Line and pull together to support each other".

    "I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me raise over £60K as I only wanted to raise £1.5K to support the family of Matt, I launch these types of appeals as a way of showing my support and helping the family.

    "I have raised funding in similar ways in the past because as police officers donate the proceeds from CID tuckshops and do whip arounds to collect money, this is the only way I know that we can support the thin blue line in time of tragedy by using the reach within Police Hour to launch a readers appeal"

    "funding raised within this appeal will be shared directly with the family of Matt, We understand the Met Police cannot endorse this page but be assured this will go to the family due to their fundraising page policies"

    This is a Police Hour readers appeal enabling our readers to support the family of this officer, we have raised over £40K in this way over a number of years. Which has made a real difference.

    Anyone from the MetPolice who would like to verify this crowdfunding appeal please feel free to contact us.

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    • Trevor Sherwood1 year ago
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      1 year ago
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      £70K thanks to everyone who has donated. :)

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    • Trevor Sherwood1 year ago
      Trevor Sherwood

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    • Trevor Sherwood1 year ago
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      Trevor Sherwood

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thanks to EVERYONE who has donated :) shared and supported, without all of you none of this would have been possible. We've now extended the appeal to try and raise £100K after rasing £60K in 48 hours. I am overwhelmed after hoping to raise £1.5K. Thank You, Everyone.

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    Page last updated on: 1/16/2021 13.56

    Supporters

    4662

    • Ian - retired Kent Police Sergeant

      Ian - retired Kent Police Sergeant

      Jan 16, 2021

      To the memory of Police Sergeant Matiu Ratana, viciously killed on duty in the Croydon custody suite. The wider community and his family have been robbed of a great man!

      £30.00

    • Bill Griffiths

      Bill Griffiths

      Jan 10, 2021

      Thinking of Matt and his family and friends

      £100.00

    • Sharlene Swift

      Sharlene Swift

      Jan 6, 2021

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 16, 2020

      £20.00

    • David Pantry

      David Pantry

      Dec 11, 2020

      My family's thoughts are with Matt's family this Christmas. Retired 4 Area Officer ... David Pantry 152827

      £50.00

    • Lou King

      Lou King

      Dec 11, 2020

      Donated from kind friends for me running the Ratana 10k....RIP Sgt Ratana x

      £30.00

    • Gary Dean

      Gary Dean

      Dec 11, 2020

      Very worthy cause indeed - tragic event that should never have happended. Thoughts with the family and ongoing thanks to all police officers and emergency services staff.

      £20.00

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    Trevor is the editor of online crime and policing website Police Hour. Follow @TrevSherwoodPH on Twitter.

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