2020 has been an unprecedented year for everyone involved with the VPC
With VPC units unable to meet for long periods of time and activities cancelled, the impact on all our young people, and leaders has been challenging to say the least.
But this has been a challenge that everyone has risen to. VPC teams have reached out, found new ways to stay in touch, meet online, run virtual training, helping local communities and keep the VPC flag flying!
Cadets across England & Wales have been supporting and continue to support food banks, contacting care homes, running poster competitions, Duke of Edinburgh activities, meeting other organisations, making short films, interviewing VIP guests, winning awards (some even becoming Lord Lieutenant or High Sherriff Cadets!), supporting Remembrance Day commemorations, virtually, taking part in the Heritage Crime project, Cadet Youth Voice….and so much more.
Without dedicated VPC Leaders, none of this could happen. Whether leaders are police officers, police staff, PCSOs, Special Constables or volunteers from outside policing you give so much to your cadet groups, local communities and #OneBigVPCFamily, supported by our VPC Force coordinators and senior officer leads.
Thank you to everyone who has made this year possible, force coordinators, leaders and cadets, for your commitment, positive energy, resilience and innovation during 2020.
From all of us at the VPC national hub team, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021 both in VPC World and beyond!
Stay safe, look after each other and the National team look forward to supporting you next year, to develop the VPC further and to seek new partnerships to achieve our aims and objectives.