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21st Sep, 2021

Solihull boy handed top police award for fundraising efforts

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Sarah Mason 5th Jul, 2021

A POLICE-MAD youngster has been handed a top award after raising thousands for his best friend who was diagnosed with cancer to enjoy days out.

Codi was presented with his Chief Constable’s Young Persons Award for his fundraising efforts after spending the day in Meriden Country Park with officers.

The seven-year-old and his best friend, Edie, spent the day with members of the local neighbourhood team, drones team and traffic cops.

Edie, also aged seven, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer in her pelvis in August, but is now on the road to recovery.

After Edie told Codi that she had been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition last year, Codi was determined to raise money for trips and days out to cheer Edie up while also raising money for charity.

The youngsters also visited the police dog unit earlier this month where they were given a tour and had lots of cuddles with our police puppies.

Superintendent Rich Harris, from Solihull Police, said: “After hearing about Codi and how much he wanted to be a police officer when he’s older, we were thrilled to meet him and Edie.

“Their bond is clear to see and it’s remarkable what Codi has done for his friend. Edie is such a brave little girl, we really enjoyed spending time with them.

“It was an honour to present Codi with an award and hopefully he will join the WMP family in the future.”

 

 

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