TeamPolice launches ‘get fit for Christmas’ advent challenge

The TeamPolice Get Fit for Christmas Advent Challenge starts – as you might expect – on Tuesday 1 December!

We all need to get up and move to stay happy and healthy so TeamPolice is delighted that Metfriendly, an experienced financial services provider dedicated to providing effective, great-value products and services to members of the police service, has joined the team as the headline sponsor for its advent challenge ‘to get festive fit before Christmas’.

The advent challenge is a fun daily fitness challenge for everyone in the police family (serving and retired) to take part in during December. Simple exercises or activities are behind the advent doors on the TeamPolice website as well as a fun fact and, of course, the obligatory cracker joke!

Participants are asked to dress up in the festive spirit and even take a photo or video of themselves doing the exercises and post them onto the links that will be sent out on regular newsletters during the three-week challenge. It’s all a bit of fun with the aim to get involved, maybe get a little fitter before the big day and raise money (or donate) to two great causes, The Police Gurney Fund and St Georges Police Children’s Trust.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this is a great point in the year to take a little time to focus on your wellbeing and a fun way for the policing family to come together in these activities, even if that’s virtual this year. The aim of the challenge is to get fit and jolly in time for Christmas…. and now you can, thanks to Metfriendly’s support.

Kathy Byrne, CEO, Metfriendly, said, “We are very pleased to be supporting this activity as we recognise the importance of wellbeing to all members of the police family. We totally support the police family and have been doing so since volunteers formed the Metropolitan Police Provident Association in 1893, mainly to help widows of colleagues, and retiring officers.

“As a member owned mutual organisation, we know a career with the police is more than a job – it’s a lifestyle which can have a big impact on your wider family. Evidence shows that improving our wellbeing can have a significant positive impact on both ourselves and our families – something we all need in these challenging times!”

Ian E Campbell, Executive Officer, Police Sport UK, commented, “On behalf of Team Police can I once again thank our sponsors for their continued support of police sport. In these very difficult times when sport has taken a back seat for a while I am conscious of the ongoing need to keep our officers and staff healthy and am particularly keen to continue in our efforts to support wellbeing and ensure mental health issues are at the front of our thoughts.

“Our latest partnership with Metfriendly reinforces these efforts and I am grateful for their support towards our joint aims.”

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