RUCGC Day Virtual Service

Dear friends and colleagues, as Chairman of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation, I know how difficult the past eight or nine months have beenfor many of us and our loved ones. It has also been very challenging for the RUCGC Foundation as we attempted to fulfill its mandate and achieve its annual objectives.

The Foundation, established by the Police (NI) Act 2000, was formed "to mark the sacrifices and honour the achievements of the Royal Ulster Constabulary". We do this in many ways including the holding of our Annual RUCGC Day Thanksgiving Church Service on the first Sunday of June. This year it was to be held in Ballymena - at West Presbyterian Church - with participation of church leaders from the four main denominations.

Sadly, due to the Covid 19 pandemic we had to cancel the service but now, thanks to Foundation trustee Sandra Best and West Presbyterian's Reverend Daniel Kane we have organized and produced a virtual service. I am pleased to announce that it is available online by clicking on the following link:

I do hope you will watch and enjoy it and let as many interested people know about it as possible. Sandra has done a marvellous job in organizing the service and I am very grateful to everyone who assisted her including all the members of the clergy who participated and, of course, the women's and men's police choirs.

As Chairman I can tell you that all the Foundation's trustees and volunteers are truly grateful to you all for ensuring that this year did not pass by without our Service of Thanksgiving taking place. At this time, and forever, we remember our fallen and injured colleagues and their families. We are eternally thankful for their brave and dedicated service.

Stephen White OBE

Chairman RUCGC Foundation