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June 14, 2019 1st Anniversary Wishes 3 comments

I received assistance from your foundation a year ago and I just would like to say how thankful I am of all your I am very grateful for you financial assistance.

I wanted to thank all of you so very much for your actions of support and solidarity. I understand that over 200,000 actions were taken [for me] - that’s absolutely incredible!

I am also so grateful for all the heartfelt support from the tens of thousands of people out there who took the time to write to me and the President [on my behalf].

These cards and letters literally flooded the mail room and my cell during my birthday, the holidays and Amnesty’s Write for Rights campaign in December. I read each one! And I greatly appreciated all of your strong words of support, and your warm words of comfort.

I wish I had the time and ability to thank each one of you for giving me a little bit of joy with each letter and card. But, as much as I can try, it is difficult to do from here.

My days here are busy and very routine. I work at a vocational wood shop during the week – about the same number of hours as a full-time job. I am taking college correspondence courses for a bachelor’s degree. I also work out a lot to stay fit, and read newspapers, magazines and books to keep up-to-date on current events around the world and learn new things.

I am now preparing for my court-martial appeal before the first appeals court. The appeal team, with my attorneys Nancy Hollander and Vince Ward, are hoping to file our brief before the court in the next six months. We have already had success in getting the court to respect my gender identity by using feminine pronouns in the court filings (she, her, etc).

I finally began my prescribed regime of hormones to continue my overdue gender transition in February. It’s been such an amazing relief for my body and brain to finally come into alignment with each other. My stress and anxiety levels have tapered off quite considerably.

Overall, things are beginning to move along nicely. I'm so thankful for having all of your support to keep me optimistic. I'm staying strong because of you!

With warm regards,

Chelsea Manning

Starting with a shout out to the friends who have always stood by me @[email protected]@[email protected] and so many others #thankyou

— Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) April 3, 2015

This article will look at the ways we can best express our gratitude, the For this very reason, it's important to recognize the methods by which we to feel social worth and support while simultaneously reducing their . Think of some prompts to help guide your writing, like 'I always remember when you.

Messages of appreciation

i am very grateful for your help and support

We receive hundreds of messages every year from people who want to say thank you to our officers, staff, Specials and volunteers for a job well done.

Here are a selection of some of the most recent messages of thanks we have received from members of the public who want to express their gratitude to Nottinghamshire Police.

September 2019

The police pulled over the lady that ran the red light at the pedestrian crossing I was trying to use when I was really tired on my run. Thank you for doing your job, being nice and making my day better.

I know being a police officer is hard work thank you for caring about the little things. 

Anonymous, Nottingham

Thank you for a ‘safe and well’ check. A very worried family were reassured that a vulnerable family member was ok tonight. We are very grateful. Thank you too to the person I spoke to in the control room for her understanding and support. We know you are busy. A big thank you for the time given.

Anonymous, Nottingham

August 2019

I have had a year from hell with the result of those circumstances lead me to have a mental breakdown and over the last 4 months trying to take my own life on several occasions after 2 overdoses. With no support from the crisis team and other mental health services that should have be looking after me i found myself, again, alone in the world, scared and on the verge of giving up.

This day though was different, different because a young policeman with a heart of gold found me by the river, he took the time to listen to me and promised he would try and help me through this dark stage in my life and flag every service he could so that I received the correct help. PC Brown saved me that day and gave me some strength to get through the next 24 hours.

He drove me to the QMC, spent over an hour with me, reassured me so that I was no longer frightened and did not feel alone and made me feel like somebody actually cared a dam about me. He left that day and as promised kept in touch. He also flagged the services he said he would as the following week several agencies got in touch to offer their support.

My mental health has been seriously bad since my release from prison in April. I was under the care of the crisis team for 4 months, 2 days after my release. I had appointments twice a week with them and left those appointments feeling worse than when I went into them. The mental health services in Nottingham are atrocious and the vulnerable are suffering for it.

The police should not, along with the Paramedics be having to pick up the pieces for the failings of the mental health services BUT they do and if it was not for kind caring people like Adam, I, and no doubt hundreds of others who cross his path, would not be here.

Adam, thank you for being there for me on that dark lonely day and thank you for showing that you wanted to help. You made a big impact on my life that day and I will never ever forget what you did for me.

Hopefully, this goes a little way in letting you know that what you did that day, gave me some courage to fight on and if it was not for you I could have easily given up. Thank you, i am truly grateful.

I hope you have a guardian angel watching over to keep you safe.

Stay safe my friend, god bless.

Anonymous, Nottingham

PC Read attended the home of my Father in Law after my husband found him deceased. We just wanted to thank him for the kind and empathetic way in which he dealt with us.  He explained everything he was doing and why and made it clear to us, his Sgt also attended at one point, he too was very kind and explained who he was and why he had attended (I apologise I can't remember his name).

I'm sure as an organisation you deal with many sudden deaths, but if all of your officers deal with families as well as PC Read you are certainly doing a great job as a force - keep up the good work and Thank you.

Anonymous, Heanor

PC Dyer encouraged me to make a statement and go through with the court process even though I was scared.

I just heard about the young police officer who has been tragically  killed in Reading and it made me think of PC Dyer and how essential and valuable he was at probably the lowest point of my life and I just wanted to say thank you. It’s funny the people that tell you they love you sometimes turn out to be the the ones who hurt you the most. This officer was a stranger and helped me more than words can express. My life is so wonderful and so different now and I just wanted to say thank you for doing the job you do.

Anonymous, Carlton

July 2019

All Police officers and community support Officers are the highest quality 5 star officers that Nottingham and Nottinghamshire could ever have working on the streets. I Will always have respect and admiration for all officers and community support Officers in all areas of Nottinghamshire I couldn't be more happy to give those officers what they diserve they are truly magnificent intelligent honourable willing reliable and confident professionals in all areas of policing.

I personally give all officers a well deserved thank you for your services in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire this includes all plain clothes officers and the 999 and 101 call centre teams. It's a wonderful privilege and honour to acknowledge the perfect examples of police officers work and understanding. Well done all the best a I send all police officers my heart felt love.

Mark Bloxham, Nottingham

Nottinghamshire Police were very quick and very helpful when my motorcycle was stolen in retford. They kept me informed throughout the day and found my motorcycle by 5pm the same day. Even now as the  case continues they are very pleasant and very helpful

Paula Windmill, South Yorkshire

My partner and I have been having some harassment trouble with a former dear friend of ours; we phoned 101 to hopefully sort it out. We spoke to a lovely civilian man named Mark who needs his own special mention, he put our case through as urgent and you guys didn’t hang around! We had PC Barnaby Taylor at the door within a couple hours and I would like to thank him specially. He saw the seriousness of our issue and dealt with it immediately.

Thank you PC Barnaby Taylor for making me feel secure in my home again! And thank you to Mark for rushing it through and making sure the issue was dealt with as quickly as possible.

This experience has helped to restore my faith in our legal system and the police force generally. You hear such horror stories about the plod and I’m eternally grateful that Nottingham’s police force are doing everything they can to protect us. Thank you.

Tia Tomlinson, Clifton

At 12.30pm on Sunday 29th July 2019 I noticed an unknown male in our front garden who, upon being challenged, asked for a drink of water. It struck me as odd so I reviewed our CCTV footage which showed him behaving suspiciously and checking our property. I wasn't sure what to do as a crime didn't seem to have been committed so upon the advice of my wife, I rang 101. They answered very quickly and passed me through to the Force Control Room where they took some details. Within 20 minutes 2 Police Officers had arrived at the house.

They viewed the CCTV footage and agreed that it was suspicious.  Luckily we had a very high quality comprehensive CCTV system installed a couple of years ago. About an hour later PC Doherty arrived and he took a download of footage back to the station. He was very reassuring and said that we had done the right thing in reporting it. Very shortly afterwards my wife spotted the Police Facebook appeal and shared it to a community group she admins which resulted in further shares. PC Doherty rang a short while later to say that they had detained the male in the village and that the quality of our CCTV pictures and being able to get a social media appeal out promptly was instrumental in being able to locate him so quickly. Later that evening PC Aziz arrived with a colleague to take a statement and he later sent me a text with an update.

Every single officer was extremely professional, courteous and reassuring.The speed of the response to what I viewed to be a fairly low level incident was amazing.

Thank you for your extremely prompt response to the incident. You were all very professional, courteous and kept us updated at every step. An absolute credit to the profession.

Anonymous, Loughborough

PC Shinn has been really supportive with the East Leake and Gotham Community Road Safety scheme.  We have had a bit of a slow start but now have a really enthusiastic Co-ordinator and I support with the volunteer recruitment and training. PC Shinn has been really patient with us and nothing has been too much trouble. He runs the training sessions, drops off and collects the kit and provides support at the roadside during sessions if we need it fitting it into his very busy day job as a Police Officer and long shifts.

Speeding is an issue in East Leake and Gotham as I am sure it is in many villages in Rushcliffe so the more we can do to raise awareness and slow motorists down the better. The support we get from PC Shinn is invaluable so thank you.

Anonymous, Loughborough

Whilst working as a double-crew ambulance, my colleague and I were sent to a male who was unresponsive on arrival. Eventually the patient became conscious but was aggressive and threatening.

We were backed up quickly by four police officers, two of whom assisted us in safely transporting the patient to QMC ED. PC Marshall and his colleague (apologies we were unable to recall his name) stayed with us as a crew and the patient until we had handed over to a Doctor. Both officers were calm and diffused the situation well despite the verbal abuse the patient gave them.

Their communication with us as another agency was exceptional. They made a job that could've been extremely stressful for us, that bit easier. Both an asset to Notts Police.

Alice Guttridge, Nottingham

At a time of extreme stress due to localised ongoing anti-social and aggressive behaviour your officers attended and took control of the situation. We felt supported, understood, and for the time being have been made to feel safe. This result has been achieved through the evident experience of your officers. The response of your team was rapid and effective. An obvious very successful allocation of budget.

Your work is much appreciated. It is difficult to place a true value on peace of mind but it is entirely possible to state that your approach and involvement makes all the difference. Many thanks.

Anonymous, Nottinghamshire

June 2019

Given the lack of resource in our area I would like to thank you for taking action at junction 27 regarding the 'boy racers. This is extremely intimidating to local residents and very dangerous when they 'boys' race around the roundabouts and duel carridgeway. So thank you for taking action to stop them taking over our area and racing on all local roads. We really do appreciate your proactive approach.

Keep up the good work in making ashfield a safer and quieter area.

Anonymous, Nottinghamshire

I was involved in a car accident on 26 June on the A631 Flood Road.

Both PC Thompson and his female colleague (who's name and number I didn't get and arrived in a seperate vehicle) were extremely friendly, helpful and understanding. I've never been involved in an accident and frankly was petrified after the experience. Between them and the ambulance staff (who I have also passed thanks on to) they made the experience less terrible than it could have been.

I think it's only fair that I say thank you for their help and professionalism and hope this is also passed on to their commanding officer(s). Both great examples of the sort of supportinve policing I think Nottinghamshire Police should be proud of.

Anonymous, Nottinghamshire

I received a phone call from school telling me my son hadn't registered there (two hours after I had seen him walking to school) when I called the department I was an emotional wreak as you can imagine. Thankfully my son was found IN school! The lady who I spoke to me was so patient with me especially when she told me they had found him (I bet the poor lady had a headache after listening to me!). I have never felt that way before and hope to never go through that again! I would just like to say a huge thank you to her please.

Thank you so much for your patience and kindness on the phone. A million bad things were going through my head and you remained calm, patient and kind.

Anonymous, Mansfield

A group of pensioners were crossing London Road near Trent Bridge when one of our number stumbled and fell into the road. Two of us were helping him back to safety but we could not pick him up. We had just got him back on to the pavement when a police vehicle with several officers pulled up beside us. The officers offered immediate help and got our friend to his feet. He was in some pain so they quickly decided to put him in the vehicle and take him to A&E. We could not have moved him on our own so we were all very grateful for their help.

Doug Pimblett, Cotgrave

I was shopping with my daughter on Monday when we came out of primark we saw a lot of police and a beautiful labrador dog and they were doing stop and searches I don't go into town very often because of the amount of crime there is on our streets and it made me proud to see your officers doing what they were doing and getting a hard time from some I don't think that the police get enough praise for what they do so I just want to say keep up the good work trying to remove all drugs from our streets.

Keep up the work of getting rid of knives and drugs from our streets.

Anonymous, Nottingham

My 15yr old son arrived home from school alone to find someone attempting to break into our home. He called 999 and the call handler did an amazing job of keeping him calm by talking to him until the officers arrived. The officers arrived within 2 minutes of the call and apprehended the man in question. They made my son feel safe until a family member arrived.

Keep doing an amazing job, if it wasn't for our police officers the country would be a worse place to be.

Anonymous, Sutton in Ashfield

May 2019

Following the fatal RTC on Main Street Calverton Friday 31st May 2019, PS Cooper and his team (CIU) were the officers that attended and dealt with the incident. The road had to be closed for several hours to ensure they recovered all that was necessary to determine the events leading up to the tragic incident. PS Cooper was professional, courteous and informative to the local residents, some of whom were sadly impatient about when access would be allowed.

Thank you to Ps Cooper and his team for their work in such tragic circumstances.

Louise Jordan, Calverton

My friend fell in Bridlesmithgate and Richard, together with Gemma and Simon were absolutely brilliant. Sarah was lying in the road, in agony, and was told that an ambulance could be 2 hours.Richard and Gemma took Sarah to A&E and Simon made sure she would not be penalised for leaving her car too long in the car park. All three were professional, concerned and kind. Sarah had broken two bones in her leg and had to have her knee pinned. A very big thank you!

Anonymous, Newark

On Wednesday 22nd May, two young men tried to gain entry into my home, I was upstairs and heard them trying to force my front door open, they then went to the back of the house and I saw them in the garden they then ran to the front of the house and down the road. PC Deane and his partner made me feel at ease, they also gave me valuable advice so I wish to thank them for their help and kindness.

Anonymous, Carlton

On Tuesday on my way home I lost control of my car on a tight corner and ended up in a bad spot in a field in a rural part of Eastern Nottinghamshire about 2 miles from home. I was quite shaken and in some distinct pain. About 8 minutes after that happened, PC Randall, who was off duty and on his way home after his shift, stopped as he was driving past the accident site. After realising there was still someone in the vehicle, he did absolutely everything he could to ensure that I was safe and well, he called 101 and handled all the stuff that I probably wouldn't have thought about doing as driving through hedges and ditches isn't a regular hobby of mine and then gave me a lift home, making sure I was in a safe and comfortable environment before leaving me with some very helpful instructions on what to do next.

I am indebted to him for his assistance and would like to thank him for being a bloody good human being and police officer :-)

Anonymous, Caunton

I have been in contact with Nottinghamshire Police a few times due to being suicidal. I just want to pass on that I'm so so so much better now mentally. I am SO greatful for everything the police have done. Please pass that on. I'm alive because of the officers that came to visit me. If I could meet them in person and thank them that would be fab.. thank you so so so much!

Anonymous, Nottingham

Newark Community first Aid was in attendance at Sconce & Devon Park over the Bank Holiday weekend. We was alerted by a member of the public to a gentleman who had fallen at a nearby public house, we attended in our 4x4, assessed and transported the casualty back to our treatment unit on the park to attend to his minor wounds. Unfortunately this gentleman was only able to provide us with his name as he couldn’t remember any other personal details, was alone & had no ID on him.

We contacted 101 from Sconce Park for assistance to reunite this gentleman with his family. We was very impressed with the whole service from Nottinghamshire Police from start to finish. The call taker was polite, helpful, understanding and listened to us. The same could be said for the police officer who attended and was efficient of enquiries to find the address of the gentleman and then took the gentleman home to ensure he got there safely.

We would like to thank Nottinghamshire Police for their assistance with this incident and quick response to Sconce Park and look forward to working with the force again at events in the future.

Anonymous, Newark

I was involved in a road traffic collision on the edge of the city today and Chris and Jim (I didn’t catch their surnames) attended.I was very distraught and the situation was extremely stressful. They dealt with everybody in a calm, professional and purposeful manner and later came to see me at my place of work but were called to an emergency so later rang me at home to give me some information I required.

I’ve never had cause to be helped by the police but was struck by the two officers approachability and understanding. Two assets to Nottinghamshire Police. The police force do a superb job on limited resources and I was very grateful for their support following the car crash.

Anonymous, Alfreton

April 2019

I would like to say a massive thanks to PC 2770 for taking the time out to individually write to the parents of a group of boys in West Bridgford commending them on the help they provided her with a crime in the area.

This was a fantastic gesture and made the 12 year old boys and parents very proud. I appreciate the police have tremendous pressure and time constraints so to this was definitely going above and beyond. It's gestures like this that enhance the trust and relationship with the police and build relationships.

Anonymous, Nottingham

Two engagements with the police this week - one re a stolen number plate and one supporting a friend who has just come out of an abusive (but not violent) relationship. The officers regarding the latter went beyond anything I would have dreamt of, including taking her to her ex’s house to collect some belongings.

Re to former - professional, courteous, prompt response with follow up re theft of number plate. I know the police are hugely under resources but my appreciation is difficult to express. Thank you

Chris Slade, Nottingham

Crime reported by email, response within an hour and PC visited the house. Accused spoken to and PC reported back to me. Fast, polite and effortless. Thank you.

Claire Iwanejko, Mapperley

At the beginning of April the above two officers went above and beyond the call of duty for which I am extremely grateful. My Aunt who lives off Nuthall Road had been in hospital for six weeks and her neighbours became worried because they hadn’t seen her around.

My aunt who is 92, extremely independent and a very proud lady was unwell and so had been hospitalised. The two officers checked the house and found the back door insecure and went into the property which obviously was empty.  They managed to get a telephone number for my sister, called her and eventually got in touch with me.  I was able to speak with the officers and assure them that my aunt was in good hands and that it was very kind of the neighbours to be so worried.

The officer's managed to secure my aunt's house and all was well.  My aunt is doing well but is in respite care at the moment.  I was very grateful and impressed with the officers kindness and professionalism.  I am sorry it’s taken so long to say thank you but I do so now.  Thank you.

Anonymous, Hoveringham

I contacted initially SYP regarding a concern for an employee, the incident was passed to Notts police as I am in your police area. PC Steve Porter attended and yet again he was fantastic and a credit to the force. He was polite listened and helped sort the situation.

Anonymous, Nottingham

I feel I had to write this letter as in the past we have been let down in the countryside of Nottinghamshire concerning Rural crime. I am a gamekeeper and get the feeling the police seem to want to scare people away rather than to catch them, I’m getting problems weekly with hare coursing, 4x4’s running on crops after deer at night, shooting with air weapons and badger digging.

But today my faith has been restored as I had three youths digging badgers, so I rang 999 and got a positive response. While I was waiting for officers I rang my local beat officer who told me he was not on duty but would come and assist, which he did and was a big help, corresponding with the other police officers and catching two out of the three youths, all three were apprehended. I just hope that this was not a one off and Notts police are starting to listen to us out in the countryside, it’s getting more like the Wild West at certain times of the year! So just to say thanks to my beat manager and the other officers that attended. GOOD JOB!

Anonymous, Nottingham

I would just like to show appreciation for the police officer I see patrolling Canal Street Nottingham almost every day on my drive home from work at approx 4.30pm. I want to say thank you and I see you. I appreciate everything you are doing for the community.

Anonymous, Nottingham

I just want to take the time out and say a massive thank you to PC Lewis,  from day one right up till the last he has been brilliant in handling what was a very difficult situation for my daughter and us as a family. His calmness and professionalism during the whole incident needs to be recognised, so many are quick to judge the police these days and only seem to speak of wrong incidents and yet know one seems to heap praise when it's due hense this email.

PC Lewis is a credit to the force so please pass on our thanks for all his help and patients and he's support and may we take this opportunity to wish him well in his future career. A true gent and general all round nice guy.

Philip Brown, Newark

March 2019

I was recently harassed and abused by a young guy in a car. As a consequence the guy followed me home and later came back to cover my car in eggs and flour. I reported the incident to the police because it really unnerved me and left me feeling vulnerable. I didn’t expect anything to happen post my reporting the incident but soon after I received a phone call and a visit from PCSO Gealy and a colleague. They reassured me, gave me some useful advice and left me feeling much more comfortable. A big thank you to all involved, including the original person I reported the incident to.

Glenda Stace, Bramcote

I just wanted to congratulate all involved in Operation REAPER as a Hucknall resident I noticed an arrest happening one evening which was part of this operation. The results are quite outstanding! I Have had an increase in my community tak this year like everyone else and if results like this can be repeated then I consider it a relevant increase. Well done!

Michael Murray, Hucknall

Thanks to the police officers that carried out a welfare check on my student daughter in Lenton on what would have been a busy shift, last night. Her phone was disabled due to inputting the wrong code and  subsequently 'butt dialing 999'. I'm sorry that your resources were stretched but as a mother very touched and impressed that you took the time to check that she was safe.

Anonymous, Barnsley

I rang so upset and distressed about my neighbours next door. It was a small problem however due to my anxiety it was having a massive effect on my life.

I rang in the early hours of the morning and I was very upset. After telling her the problem she talked me through the process and asked for my details all the while trying to calm me down. She told me about how she sometimes has similar problems and that she understood me. After taking all my details she spoke to me for a while telling me what I should and shouldn't do and she put me completely at ease about the whole situation. I finally felt like someone was listening to me and helping me.

I was completely calm after our phone call and I managed to go straight back to sleep - a rare occurrence. The day after a police man was sent to my next door neighbours to give them a warning. They rang me beforehand and explained to my house mates exactly what was going on.

I feel so much more at ease in my house now and this has had a massive impact on my life. I know it may only be a small problem to some but a calm talk and the sense that someone actually cares has made a massive difference. I cannot thank this woman enough.

Thank you so so much for taking my small problem seriously. Although it was only a noise complaint, my neighbours were having a massive impact on my life and my health was deteriorating. You spoke to me so calmly and kindly and put me completely at ease. I feel so much more comfortable at home now, thank you so much!

Anonymous, Nottingham

I would like to say a huge thank you to the female police officer who helped my daughter in the early hours of Tuesday morning. She had been out and had too much to drink and ended up falling into the tram lines. This fantastic police officer got her up and took her to A&E then went back to collect her friend to sit with her. She spoke to me (180 miles away) twice. It was so reassuring. My daughter has been back home with me since and I hope will not get into that vulnerable state again.

Anonymous, Bury St Edmunds

I'd like to say thank you to the officers that stopped me as I had not seen them when turning into Oxclose lane,causing them to take evasive action. The officers where very polite and professional and pointed out my error and also I felt that they gave a good example of helpfulness to two of my sons who where in the car helping them to have trust and a positive feeling towards police.

Peter Hurst, Nottinghamshire

February 2019

Unfortunately I had an accident on the A1 Elkesley which resulted in me being hit by a heavy goods vehicle. After the car coming to a stop in a ditch and in shock, I phoned the Police and PC Merrygold and his colleague came. I’m very thankful to both officers as they did a wonderful job in helping me with what I had to do after the accident with collecting insurance details etc as where I was in shock and having never been in an accident, my head was all over the place. I honestly can’t fault them, they honestly made my day that little bit better after what happened. Thanks very much guys.

Anonymous, London

I would like to say thank you to the officer who attended to an incident of bullying / harassment and online intimidation from a school child to my daughter. It requires old fashioned policing where a ‘word in their ear’ did wonders. Advice that bullying is a crime, and that next time further sanctions will be taken.

It really did need someone with excellent communication skills, common sense and empathy which the officer had in bucket loads. The officer was amazing!

Anonymous, Nottinghamshire

I would like to say thank you to two of your fantastic PC's that helped me with an incident with my son (who has special needs), on the A1. They were very sympathic, understanding and helpful, the relief I felt when i could see they understood was immense, I can't thank them enough. Nottingahmshire Police should be very proud of these two police officers.

Thank you so much, you were both amazing, your compassion and understanding was such a relief, I can't thank you both enough!

Anonymous, Nottingham

I lost my brother in a house fire August 2018. DC Andrea Brown has been amazing at supporting me for many months ever since through the many overwhelming processes I have had to go through and being there for us at the inquest last week. Andrea has kept in touch throughout, giving guidance as to what will happen next etc. and finding out information when needed. It has been such a difficult time but Andrea has consistently made things easier to bear, genuinely putting us as family first.It is so refreshing to know that there are people such as Andrea out there who really want to help. Thank you so much Andrea.

I would also like to add that all police staff we met on that terrible day were absolutely brilliant. Everyone made themselves approachable and supportive. Thanks also to DS Swain for conducting the initial interview at the scene with such sensitivity, patience and calmness. Thank you so much for your support on the day and the months of investigation etc since.

Louise Alexander, Ravenshead

On January 27th, I had a car crash near Rufford Ford. The two police officers who came out were brilliant and I wanted to thank them for how warm, friendly and professional they were. They really looked after me and made sure I was okay, even calling me afterwards to see how I was.  I think their names were PC  Dowert and PC Olliver. It was absolutely freezing and they had obviously had a busy morning already but they were wonderful.

I just wanted to thank them for their brilliant service and if it’s okay, I would very much like to post this publicly on the Nottinghamshire Police website - they are exactly the kind of police officers you hope to see on a terrible day.

Mel, Ollerton

Just wanted to say a personal thank you to the officers who attended the maternity ward at kingsmill hospital late Thursday night 07.02.19. You were very kind and professional. All the midwives were very impressed

Anonymous, Mansfield

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the officers who responded to an incident at the John Cockle in Mansfield in the early hours of Saturday morning as there were a few individuals shouting and causing a disturbance. The team responded quickly and professionally - and the local community was very thankful. Thank you!

Anonymous, Mansfield

January 2019

My friends and I were involved in a car crash on Saturday night (26/01) and my friend's car was a total write off. We were going to have to wait up to 5 hours for her insurance company to come and take her car away and in the cold and rain that was far from ideal. The two policemen who came to the scene were absolutely amazing, they were so lovely and helpful and really helped to calm us all down so just want to say a massive thank you to them both, they truly deserve the credit as they even dropped us off to our friends house close by, they didn't have to do that so we are all honestly so grateful!!

Thank you again.

Anonymous, Cambridgeshire

This relates to an incident involving a young female (18 I think) on Friday morning (approx 3 30am) around the entrance to Broadmarsh Shopping Centre on Collin Street.  I was the person who dialled 999. My friend and I had encountered her and her partner and she was in an extremely distressed state.We tried to talk to calm her ourselves but eventually realised that we needed support since she was threatening self-harm and we called the police.

My reason for this thank you is the sheer professionalism of everyone involved, from the 999 operative to the officers on the scene. Whilst only one person was in distress, the police were dealing with 4 people who had been drinking and their ability to bring the situation with the young female under control so quickly, coupled with their approachability (both over the phone and on the scene) was a great reassurance to my friend and I. This may well have been considered a "routine" night-time situation for the police but the way in which it was handled was greatly appreciated.

Anonymous, Nottingham

I have a mild learning disability and was a victim of fraud in 2018.

Jason was amazing with me, he explained to me about the statements me and my mum had to make as she was a witness. Then obviously I would have to take the case to court and so we did. I was doing it via video link as I was scared to face the person, Jason explained it all to me what would happen, he calmed me down when i needed it the most and he was amazing with the support he gave me. I am not sure if my mum ever emailed his boss so please tell him or her that Jason is an absolute star and a credit to you're head quarters. He did an amazing job with me, keeping me up to date with the case.

Please tell Jason that I have now settled into a relationship with someone and thank you for the all the advice that was given to me :) Please tell his boss that Jason derserves some kind of medal for being a fantastic police person :)

Anonymous, Nottingham

What a credit to your team !!

Real community spirit, I alway feel PCSO Freeman has our community interest at heart, my boot was open on my car for instance and he came and knocked on my door and alerted me to my forgetfulness.

Many years ago they saw my grass on fire and ran straight in and put it out they then knocked on my door telling me what had happened outside.

Thank you PCSO Freeman I know the force is under pressure but credit where it’s due amazing job.

Austen Blakemore, Stapleford

I'd like to say thank you to the PC and his partner who assisted my cousin Ann Smith and myself with a RTA on Saturday 12 January.  They showed care and understanding and explained clearly all information needed. I was sent to the hospital for checks and the PC very kindly rang me later to check on my progress.  We cannot thank him enough, a very caring gentleman. Top marks to him and the police for prompt assistance.

Susan Thorpe, Mansfield

On Wednesday 9th January 2019 my house alarm was set off. This was later discovered to be as a result of a zone disabling setting, failing to operate correctly; this has now been dealt with.

May I firstly apologise for using up valuable Police resources and time, on what transpired to be an alarm fault. At around 4:05pm an officer attended the property; my wife and I were both out. The officer did not just knock on the front door as he could easily have done, he climbed over gates (no easy task), accessed the rear of the property, checked all doors, looked through windows and essentially did not leave before he was fully satisfied that there had been no apparent forced or unlawful entry into the house.

I know this because it is all captured on my CCTV cameras recording activity around the premises. I'm sure the officer will say that he was just doing his job, but to be so thorough and professional is a credit to him personally and the Force/Service as a whole.

Please pass on our thanks to the officer who attended, his efforts are greatly appreciated.

Anonymous, Newark

Firstly, the call handler that took my 999 call and was by far the best of the other services I had also tried that morning who had failed to help me (Ambulance and Fire).  She stayed with me on the phone until the first car had arrived and kept me calm. She was wonderful and I will never forget her patience and understanding.  The Police Officers who came to help us were superb in every way.  To be honest, the actual proceedings are a bit of a blur, but I know I felt hugely supported.  When an ambulance was unable to get to us quick enough, between them, they took my mother in law in the back of their car to QMC.  I was also driven to QMC, and was looked after whilst they found out where my mother in law was being kept and then I was taken to her.

Imagine my surprise when Inspector Grimwade rang me the following day to check on how things were and also to say that he felt he had left me prematurely. I told him that he went above and beyond to make sure we were looked after and will be forever in their awe and debt.  It also meant the world that the Inspector wanted to know how my mother in law was doing by ringing the next day. Your team were an absolute credit to the Police Organisation as a whole when both of the other services had been of no help whatsoever.  I cannot praise them enough for their calmness, fortitude, strength, professionalism, initiative, care and consideration.

Thank you for all of your help and support on such a traumatic and stressful morning.  Without you, I just don't know what we would have done.  You are all angels in uniform and we are all in your debt for ever.  Please keep up your fantastic work as you are a credit to your organisation and such a support to your community.

Clare Lees, Radcliffe on Trent

We had our caravan broken into, slept in and considerably damaged one night. PC Nicholls, with the help of the forensics team, worked in a professional and conscientious way to solve the crime. Throughout the last 9 months he kept us informed of how the enquires were going on.

He persued the criminal (of no fixed abode) ending up with an arrest, and conviction. Excellent Police work.

Thankyou, we really appreciate what you have done, and delighted with the outcome. Nice to know that criminals do get what they deserve.

Anonymous, Newark

My son is at Notts University and he works at a bar in the city. He finished work early hours Saturday morning and walked home, he was approached by a man with a knife and ran away and called police for assistance. They took him home and later apprehended the man with knife.

Thank you very much for helping my son.

Anonymous, Hailsham

The control room staff was able to calm me down as I was shaking after the incident. An officer went out to see my friend to make sure she was okay and sat with her for about an hour talking to her and calming her down.

Both myself and the lady they helped would like to say a big thank you for the help given and I can't thank you all enough for the help and the support on the incident.

Anonymous, Nottingham

At the time I thought I had an intruder in the house in early hours and was petrified I had my mobile phone at the side of bed and phoned 999. kept me calm Police arrived. I then found my partner was called in an hour later than usual to start work and it was him moving around in the house. I felt very silly then, but at the time I was so frightened, and to have some one there straight away made me feel calmer. I was a bit shocked so I really want to say Thank you, and sorry for any trouble caused.

Anonymous, Hucknall

My family and I broke down just off the flyover in Clifton and three officers spotted us with our hazards on. They pulled over and did everything they could to help! They managed to get the car moving and even drove the car and us home. They couldn't do enough to help! And with two frightened kids in the back, words really can't express how much we appreciated their help! Absolutely lovely group of officers.

Anonymous, Nottingham

I would like to thank the two police officers, plus the control room staff, who helped to find my husband. He suffers from Alzheimer's and had driven off in the car without me from Southwell. He was found safe and well on the A1 layby at Tuxford. I was also able to continue the journey home because they gave me a lift in a police car. This happened yesterday mid to late afternoon.

Thank you for your professional and caring handling of the situation.

Anonymous, Doncaster

I do feel I owe you an apology for wasting your officers time but I'm truly grateful and impressed by the way you all took my anxiety seriously and went out of your way to check my granddaughter was safe. Thank you very, very much.

This evening, I noticed  an elderly lady walking near the  junction of the A614 and the A60 at Redhill. Knowing ther were no residences nearby, I approached the lady and found she was confused and wanting to make her way to visit her daughter in Mansfield, some nine miles away. I offered to take her there, but she insisted she was going to walk and only allowed me to take her to the A60, asking me to let her out of my car, which I did.

I called the Force control room to report my concerns for her welfare and after taking details, the control officer told me she would dispatch an officer immediately to assist me. I followed the lady until a dog section officer arrived and helped the lady into his car. I subsequently received a phone call from the Force control room to advise me the lady had been safely returned home.

I just wanted to thank your control room staff for their help and the update as to the outcome of the incident, as well as the officer who attended the scene and dealt with this situation so kindly and professionally.

Great teamwork and a good outcome for a vulnerable elderly person.

Jean Cragg MBE, Hucknall

December 2018

My Dad has dementia and had become violent, lashing out at my mum and brother thinking they had kidnapped him. The police officer attended the house around 6 in the evening, he was superb, showing patience and kindness to Dad and playing a large part in resolving the situation. Unfortunately it happened the next day meaning Dad is in hospital waiting to be assessed and moved to a suitable care home.

Gareth Brown, Nottingham

The officers attended the children’s home to deal with an incident, the officers where extremely professional and had a positive effect on the situation. They gave extremely professional advice despite the provocation the experienced. They took the time to offer support, advice and help de-escalate the situation, provided a great service and deserve recognition. We are extremely grateful for the support and help given.

Thank you! I know you don’t get many thank-yous, or well-dones but you guys are great and deserve recognition.

Anonymous, Alfreton

Nick is our school's community PCSO, nothing is too much trouble for him. So when I approached him to ask if he could help the whole school to cross over the busy Canning Circus junction after our pantomime visit last Wednesday evening, he jumped at the chance to assist us. This he did in true professional style with some of his colleagues. We really do appreciate his help and the assistance the police give to school ensuring that we are as safe as possible whilst out and about.

Thank you and Merry Christmas from us all at Mellers!

Melanie Holton, Nottingham

I want to thank both officers 3571 & 3888 for helping with my mentally ill mum in a crisis. They were incredibly helpful, professional and personal by treating my mum with respect, even when she was unpleasant to them. I understand the police service is over-stretched and aren't best suited to deal with mental health issues but they helped resolve the situation and support us in getting my mum the help she needs.

Thank you so much.

Anonymous, Newark

I saw a TV program where an officer helped a guy regarding having no finance for electricity keycard. She and her fellow officer were brilliant in assisting the guy. She spoke of her situation as a child and her mum briefly, she is a credit to her family and the police. Fantastic to see that their are really kind people out there, great advert for the work every police officer does and makes one ponder the risks they take on our behalf and yet, there is still capacity to be so kind.

Apologies, regarding taking your time up with this. I just thought it was so endearing that I had to comment.

Anonymous, South Lanarkshire

On Saturday around 11.15 there was a shoplifter who had been detained I called 999 the conversation was very limited due to the struggle however the call taker listened and the fact that I had to put my mobile in my pocket stayed on the line I was able to continue the call minutes later the call taker was still there.

Also the officers that attended were exceptional in there professional approach.

Anonymous, Leicester

November 2018

On 28/11/2018 two incidents were reported to Nottinghamshire Police by myself. Two officers attended immediately and throughout they were very supportive, professional and nothing was too much trouble. I would just like to say Thank you for their time and support.

Helen Eves, Newark

If PC Cooper hadn’t of been so observant and professional I would have ended my life. PC Cooper was called to my home on a suspected suicide, I had in fact had two failed attempts in the previous seven days, which he did not know.

Against my opinion and will, PC Cooper saw the signs and made sure he got me to hospital where over a period of four months of mental health treatment I got the help I needed, without his intervention I would most definitely had a third and final attempt.

I wake up every morning and say thanks to PC Cooper, I’m a million miles away from where I was in those dark days in March, and I’m even looking at getting back in to work.

Paul Frost, Nottingham

PC Gilbert was the first person to respond to my call to 999 after I was involved in a car incident that quickly escalated to where the other party came after me with a knife.

Once on the scene PC Gilbert took time to calm me and take the details of the incident from me. I received a call from him later that day with an update of their investigation and was in the station the following day, to give my statement, so he could quickly progress the investigation. Shortly after I was contacted by Amanda in witness support, who was impeccably professional and so supportive. I was given regular updates on the progression of the case by both Amanda and PC Gilbert.

What really stood out and impressed me was how PC Gilbert always perfectly balanced a high level of professionalism, along with an honest empathy for the situation I was experiencing. I never felt like a statistic or  hurried along when he was talking to me, It genuinely felt like he understood that sometimes I just needed someone to listen and help prop me up.

On the day I was to be a witness I was very anxious and I saw PC Gilbert at the entrance to the crown court, again he greeted me with a warm smile and colloquial language, I believe he saw how anxious I was and gave me a few short words that were a great support.

PC Gilbert is a new edition to the police force and, in my eyes, was a shining example of what we all want our police force to be, determined, professional but also the support we need. I am very confident that he, along with his colleges, will make a real positive difference to Nottinghamshire.

If you treat all the people you help like you helped me, your change in career will have been worth it a thousand times over, and don't worry about the handwriting.

PC Gilbert..... Thank you!

Nigel Howard, Chesterfield

Both officers attended a domestic problem at our home. They were very calm, helpful and professional and dealt with matters without fuss ensuring a positive outcome. They are a credit to the Force.

Thank you for your calm and helpful demeanour and for ensuring that our daughter was safe and that we were able to retain our dignity.

Anonymous, Nottingham

While my husband and I were abroad my 18 year old son suffered a severe tyre blow out in your patch.  PC Griffiths and PC Lingard assisted him and went well beyond their job requirements to ensure he was safe.

Having seen the blown tyre and images of where the break down occurred, on a busy motorway, we are deeply grateful for the PC's kind help.

Please ensure the Chief Constable is made aware of what they have done, going so far as to actually fit his spare tyre on for him before it got dark. In truth, though we have shown our son, we don't know if he could have managed it for the first time by himself.  He certainly would not have been safe doing so in the location the incident occurred.

We would very much like our sincere thanks to be passed onto these fantastic men and their most senior manager congratulated for having such excellent, considerate professionals in your force.

Anonymous, Norwich

The fire service and police worked well with each other for a gentleman in cardiac arrest, great team work from all the police at Harworth police station. It was a pleasure to work with such a professional group.

Terry Rose, Doncaster

At the Lil Pump concert at Rock City, this police officer was fantastic with me personally and others attending the event. This as I had to catch the first train home but my bag was still in the arena which had been evacuated. So as you can imagine it was a very difficult to get my bag but the police officer tried his hardest to help me get my bag.

Eventually I was able to get my bag and still was able to get my train. I felt this wouldn’t have happened without the work of this police officer.

Anonymous, Nottingham

Sgt Jardine and a large number of officers assisting him including PO Tynen saved my life on the 17th October. Thank you to the helicopter and the search dog team for their help in locating me in clumber Park when I was at a very vulnerable point and had taken an overdose.

Thanks to their quick work and being so kind to me, I was taken to hospital by them and they managed to reverse the damage I had done. They saved my life that day and I am forever thankful.

You're amazing officers and what you were confronted with that day must have been frightening to see. Thank you for being there and making sure I made it through and going the extra mile to get me to hospital and supporting my husband like you did.

Anonymous, Nottinghamshire

My daughter Izzi was at Rock City on Friday night when a flare was set off in the crowd. The police and emergency services were called and looked after those affected including my daughter.

One of your female officers then walked her around to my car from the venue to tell me what happened and ensure she was safe. So a really big thank-you to her and to you. Please keep up the good work and don't ever let your officers think that we don't appreciate what they do each and every day because we do.

Dermot McKeever, Radcliffe On Trent

October 2018

On 1st October 2018 my father in law died in Carlton, Nottingham and PC Fitzgerald attended. Throughout the evening he dealt with all members of our family in a professional and courteous manner.

He never complained about being kept on duty to deal with the death and was very considerate and helpful. Although the conduct of the ambulance service and the doctor was poor PC Fitzgerald was exemplary. I hope that you consider this officer for a commendation as this part of Police work is very important for members of the public who, in their hour of grief can rely on the police to assist and help them through a crisis.

PC Fitzgerald went way beyond his duty and I hope you reward this officer as he showed the police service to be kind and caring and in the days of the police getting a bad press it is this sort of action that gives the public faith in the police.

I hope you will say thank you to this officer as he was a credit to Nottingham Police.

Steven Lambert, Derbyshire

Thank you to these officers for their professionalism and friendliness, when I had a blowout in my HGV on the Northbound A1, at the Worksop exit. I feel these officers should be recognised, even if only a Well done from their superior officer. They’re a real credit to the service.

Anonymous, Hartlepool

Officers listened to me when I called and offered appropriate help and advice. Officers patrolled the area thoroughly and numerous times and within a short time of me making the report. I felt I was taken seriously and felt reassured.

The matter was dealt with shortly before officers arrived but they still patrolled the area thoroughly before leaving. I hope this wasn’t seen as a waisted journey, it was deeply appreciated, thank you so much for your reassurance.

Anonymous, Nottingham

May I express my gratitude to PC 3969 and PC 3779 stationed in Riverside for helping me when I was involved in a car accident near BBC on Saturday 29th September 2018. I was very impressed by their effectiveness and understanding when they handled the accident, especially when my car couldn’t start as the battery went flat. They quickly called the Roadside Breakdown Cover, and in the meanwhile they helped me charge my car.

Due to their quick thinking, I was able to drive off and the road was cleared in less than 10 munites. I was humbled by how supportive and authentically caring they were. I feel fortunate to have the police officers in our community. They are a credit to Notttingham Police. Thank you very much.

Anonymous, Nottingham

September 2018

I had broken down in my Audi A4 (silver) and the group of officers arrived shortly afterwards by chance but helped by moving my car to a nearby lay-by so safe and let me and my six year old son sit in their van and gave us a drink and helped me contact a breakdown service as I was struggling to find the phone number. They even gave advice what they thought was wrong with the car and were very friendly and caring throughout. Please can you make sure you pass on my thanks to them as they were brilliant to us.

Anonymous, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Two officers rescued my two dogs after they had escaped from my back garden. I'm so grateful to them for finding them because the outcome could have been a lot different. So thank you!

Natalie Henson, Nottingham

Thank you Notts Police for listening to my tale about my dog and how he was run over because of  another dog out of control forced him onto the road.Thank you for turning up promptly to try and stop a neighbours repeat offender escapist dog doing the same to someone else's dog or worse, to a scared child! And for understanding that a dog does not have to be aggressive but simply choatic to be dangerously out of control. I thank you for trying to talk sense into the undeserving dog owner.

Jane Crawford, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Both PC Pole and PC Cuatrill attended a call for service following a drink driver smashing into four parked Vehicles. Not only did they attend very quickly which was really appreciated, as this enabled the driver found in a nearby house and then subsequently arresting him. A fantastic result getting a driver that is clearly a danger to the public.

But throughout, they were both pleasant, calm, courteous and understanding. They explained everything that was going to happen and maintained their promise to update all. Which they did diligently. All traits that is expected of police officers, however, to get this service in a time of turmoil in a small village which had a huge impact was a true credit to the constabulary. Thank you Guys.

Tea and cakes available anytime you are passing. The only thing that could have been improved was PC Cautrills Beard needing a trim. Lol. Seriously thank you. Also noted was the lack of response from local cops. Clearly busy at the time.

Kettles on when passing.

Anonymous, Nottinghamshire

Just been watching a program on TV about Nottingham police and I just want to say what a lovley woman Nadine is she is a credit to you x

Anonymous, Leicestershire

Thanks to CC Craig Guildford for re-establishing the schools liaison Officers - Now SEIO. I met with our new SEIO this morning, PC Dave Blundell and had a great meet to share ideas and understandings. We had a great relationship in the past with the Police and wish to do so in the future. It is good to see the Police back on early intervention and in the community.

Tom Hyland, Beeston

Just restored all faith in our police...after my daughter having her drink spiked and handbag stolen on 16/9 just the phone call and all the information taking from me has made both my daughter and myself feel like somebody does care about this awful crime. PC Faulkner is a credit to Notts police. Can I also say the lady who I spoke to on 16/9/2018 who actually detailed  the initial phone call was also a credit to Notts police (sorry didn’t get a name).

Anonymous, Northants

Thanks to the Traffic Officers on M1 near Trowell services, Monday 3rd September. They pulled over a red car full of drunken men who threw bottles at other cars, both at the services, and on the M1. The men were also making vulgar remarks at all other nearby people.I thought that they were brilliantly efficient and caught the men very quickly. It was most pleasing to see justice being served.

John Wilding, East Yorkshire

PC Humphries came to my aid on Monday when my adult heroin addict son had a violent rage.  He was absolutely fantastic, he was calm, handled the situation with ease and was my knight in shining armour.  I would like to thank him most profusely, I was a wreck when he arrived and thanks to him was calm and collected by the time he left.

Anonymous, West Bridgford

Our house was broken into whilst we slept and our car, computers, handbags and purses stolen.

PC Sanders and PC Dean immediately attended our property that morning when we called for help and supported us through the immediate aftermath.

PC Copley has supported us afterwards in keeping us updated with the arrest and impending trial of a suspect as well as providing and offering other sources of victim support.

A huge thank you to them, and the entire police force, for such prompt and effective support.

We were so impressed (and humbled) by how respectful, empathetic, attentive, supportive and authentically caring these three officers have been (and PC's Sanders and Dean were at the end of their night shifts).

This was a traumatic event for our family - but instead of feeling insecure and threatened we are left feeling blessed and fortunate to live in a community and society where security, personal property and safety are placed at such high value and treated so respectfully.  It is with a great deal of thankfulness and a degree of pride that, whenever I speak about this event, the first thing I can say is how excellent and supportive our police service has been.

This is because of who you choose to be as people and the values you represent together.  You make peoples’ lives better and you make our society more valuable and stronger.  My family cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for us, what you represent and for what you continue to do for our community.

Gareth Gibbon, West Bridgford

August 2018

I ended up being stranded in Nottingham (a city I have never visited before) looking for somewhere to stay for the night due to my last train back home to London leaving some 10-15 minutes before I arrived in Nottingham on a rail replacement coach from Derby.

With being the August Bank Holiday weekend all of the hotels in Nottingham city centre were fully booked and I was literally at my wit's end had it not been for the advice of the female member of Nottinghamshire Police staff I spoke to on the phone plus the two brilliant receptionists at the Best Western Hotel in Nottingham city centre who tried and tried and eventually managed to find me a cheap Bed & Breakfast place in Beeston which was in the end was perfect and somewhere I could stay overnight in safety before getting my train from Nottingham back to London the following morning.

Anonymous, Surrey

After being assaulted, PC Fitzgerald handled my case and really helped me to bring it to a successful conclusion. All through the process I was kept fully informed and I would like to thank him for his understanding, time and patience in resolving the matter in a short time while still giving me time to think about my options.

Thank you for all your help, time and advice on resolving my case it was very much appreciated.

David Evans, Nottingham

Jack was involved in an initiative in the town centre and saw my son  aged 16 in town late Friday evening after finishing a shift at work and took the time to ask him if he was alright and what he was doing, on ascertaining that he was walking to meet me, Jack kindly walked with him and waited until I arrived.

Jack Thank you for taking the time to check my son was ok and for waiting with him until I arrived and explaining to me what initiative you were working on in Mansfield.  You were extremely courteous and helpful and a credit to the force - thank you for making Mansfield town centre a safer place for our young people.

Louise Williams, Mansfield

We would like to say thank you to all the officers who came out Monday 13th August when we found our next door neighbour had passed away suddenly. They had to break in to confirm our fears. They were all very kind and helpful. Special thanks to the new P.C. who was only on his first day having only passed out on the previous Friday for the empathy he showed and advice given in such sad circumstances. Thanks again.

Jackie Stirland, Mansfield

PC Nicholls assisted in a neighbourhood conflict in Newark in an extremely thoughtful and dedicated manner. It is really impressing how hard-working and helpful police officers in Newark are. Lots of gratitude.

Anonymous, Newark

July 2018

Thank you to the two police officers dealing with a vulnerable gentleman in Mansfield town centre at 9am. They were very understanding and caring to the guy, who was heavily under the influence of something. They didn’t lose their cool, gave him water, reassuring him all the time. Well done!!

Anonymous, Mansfield

We arrived at Hickling Court to find our brother in law had died alone and probably a few days previously. PC 3481 especially showed such care and compassion to all concerned whilst performing the tasks she needed to. She guided through what needed to be done, gently and reassuringly. Many Thanks for such help.

Keep up the special work you do:)

Anonymous, Nottingham

My son went missing Saturday night, the speed they attended to my house was phenomenal. The empathy, professionalism, speed in which they operated in helping me to keep me calm (reasonably I was frantic) was beyond words.

The two officers were second to none in helping., I will be eternally grateful. I believe they went above in beyond their job with their caring nature in helping. Luckily my son was found.

Thank you so very much! You prevented what could have been a very different ending with my son and his safety.

Tracey Crosby, Mansfield Woodhouse

Both call handlers were very reassuring when I called to report a dog left in a car at Morrison's, Netherfield. The owner of the car/dog then started taking photos of me whilst i was on the phone to you.  The Officers were with me in minutes and called me back to assure me they had made him delete the photo.

Thanks for the prompt, efficient service and for reassuring me as I felt quite vulnerable.

Anonymous, Gedling

My wife and I were, along with many others, trapped in the tailback on the A1 following a fatal collision. We were there for approximately five hours in high temperatures.

Despite the very difficult circumstances, we were very impressed with the way your staff dealt with the welfare of those delayed for so long. The information provided by air support and on social media was very helpful and went a long way to calm a minority who were becoming agitated.

The distribution of water by officers was carried out efficiently, with good humour and also providing us with information.Those involved should be proud of how they dealt with this incident.

Anonymous, Cambridgeshire

I tried to contain burglars inside neighbours house until police arrived but got attacked with a machete. A police car took me to hospital. The officers arrived very quickly including a dog handler and dog, all of the team were fantastic and professional as well as sympathetic to our needs. We have been kept in the loop as to what is happening. Nothing but praise to EVERY one of them. Well done.

Anonymous, Hucknall

Lucy attended the sudden death of my mother and must be commended on the way she carried out her duty at a sensitive time.She was caring polite and professional and all the family would like to say thank you.

Alec Hoyland, Retford

My car was broken down on the A46 slip road they drove past and then immediately came back to assist me. Moving my car and making it safe for not only me but other road users. Keeping me calm at all times and handling the situation with such professionalism and care and keeping, dare I admit, an old lady safe and secure.

Not only did they do this they knew that I had been waiting for the Recovery for over an hour and a half and was still some hours away. They then out of the kindness of their hearts changed my tire for me something more than I ever would have expected.One of the poor officers cut his hand whist doing this but never moaned or complained and carried on. I was so worried however he just carried on and told me he would be ok.

Once they changed the tire they then advised me of all the things I needed to do and then made it safe for me to carry on my journey.

I wanted to give them the only cash I had on me (£10) but no way would they take this I just wanted them to know how much what they had both done had meant to me.

 I just can’t thank you both enough it was not a nice experience however you gave me faith in human kindness.

Linda Davies, Nottingham

There was an incident were as I got into a friends car and accidentally banged another car. The man said I damaged his care. PC Bostock was fair, understanding and fully investigated the situation.  Well in the end I didn’t damage the car, PC Bostock did a fantastic job and I truly have all my faith in what Nottinghamshire police do. So thank you officer.

Anonymous, Bilborough

June 2018

Thank you for your help and kindness at an upsetting incident for my wife, dog and myself.  Could not have done more.

Keith Wright, Newark

I reported my 87 mother-in-law who suffers from demetia, missing.  Within half an hour I received a phone call saying she had been located at Mansfield Bus Station.  PC Williams attended to check on her welfare.  I want to say what a proffessional and caring attitude she displayed.  I would also like to say thanks to the other staff involved, from the call handler to the sergeant who instigated enquiries.  Everyone was really helpful. The police get so much negative comments these days, it was refreshing that my experience was very different. Thank you.

Anonymous, Newark

I would just like to commend all the officers involved in the search for Ryan Evans at Westport Lake over the past few days. I do not know Ryan or his family but as a mother, you automatically feel their pain when you know what the outcome is likely to be. I cannot imagine what the officers have gone through as undoubtedly, some of them are parents themselves and their efforts must be recognised as this search would have been physically, emotionally & mentally draining for them.

Hearing of Ryan’s body being recovered yesterday evening was the news we had all been waiting for. Heartbreaking but thankful he has been found and now his family have the closure they need. I hope all those involved in the search slept a little easier last night and I send prayers of strength to Ryan’s family.

God Bless you all & Thank you xxx

Kelly Louise Palmer, Stoke on Trent

Helped to return my son's wallet lost at a petrol station in your 'patch' to him through the post. Wallet contained 2 bank cards, driving licence and railcard amongst other things, although the bank cards had been cancelled getting the other items back was a great relief and so, many thanks.

Patrick Wilkins, Southampton

I witnessed your amazing police officers trying so hard to save the life in a lady knocked down by the coach I was on today. You responded quickly and worked exhaustively with the other emergency services and doctors for over an hour to save her but, as you know, she sadly did not survive her injuries. You are incredible people.

Natalie Hickinbottom, Newark

Whilst I was away from my property,my tenant reported a late night intruder, he described the police response to me as "almost instant"The house is large with extensive grounds. A number of highly equipped officers were deployed and conducted a thorough search of the immediate area. This is particularly gratifying and reassuring when there is so much pressure on local forces and I wish to express my appreciation to all concerned .

Alan Field, Scarrington

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Thank You Messages and Quotes for Friends Who Have Helped You

i am very grateful for your help and support

I am grateful to you for your help.

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Senior Member
Hi,
“I am grateful to you for your help.”
I think why it is “to you” when the next word is “your help”.
Could I omit “to you”. If I omitted it, how could the sentence be? Does it still keep the original meaning?
Thanks.
"I am grateful for your help." would have the same meaning. The addition of "to you" adds a little emphasis, but would under most conditions not change the meaning in any way.
Hi,
“I am grateful to you for your help.”
I think why it is “to you” when the next word is “your help”.
Could I omit “to you”. If I omitted it, how could the sentence be? Does it still keep the original meaning?
Thanks.
"I am grateful for your help" is a fairly common phrase in American English. I think it's more common to use the contraction "I'm" for "I am." And it's even more common to just say, "Thanks (or thank you) for your help."

"I am" and "to you" both add formality. That might be good within a formal letter but in conversation it could easily come across as less sincere and/or as a lead-in to a complaint or criticism. For example...

“I am grateful to you for your help. But I really wanted to do it by myself."

I think it's similar to a mother calling her child by his full name. Nearly always means he's in trouble.
Could I say:

"I am grateful to Kathy and Jose for their help" , I mean, is it grammatically correct?

Thanks in advance!

appreciation for your gift and kindness. “Thank you so much for your kind assistance. You have touched our hearts and our gratitude is overflowing.” “I am writing today to say thank you to everyone at the Friend to Friend Network.

Letters of Appreciation

i am very grateful for your help and support

 

May 18, 2019

I just want to thank you for the generosity you have displayed by granting me funds so I can adapt my vehicle.

Since my spinal cord injury it has been difficult adjusting to this new lifestyle. Being able to modify my vehicle gave me the opportunity to drive my car again. It has done so much for me. It allowed me to return to work but more importantly, it gave me the feeling of being able to live a normal life again. Words can’t express my gratitude.

Jason

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April 16, 2019

We cannot thank you enough for your support. The generous donation was put towards an elevator that provides Ryan freedom of movement throughout our home.

Best wishes for the continued success and generosity of the Travis Roy Foundation. You make big positive impacts on the lives of people in need.

Ken

 

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April 11, 2019

On July 22, 2018 when I was competing in Montana’s Big Sky State Games in a mountain bike event, I went over the handlebars of my bike, breaking my neck at the C6 and C7 level and sustained a substantial spinal cord injury leaving me a quadriplegic. I underwent surgery to stabilize my neck, spent ten days in intensive care and four months in rehab at Craig Hospital.

When I got out of the hospital and back to my old bed, I realized how uncomfortable it was and I was very concerned about getting pressure sores. With the Travis Roy Foundation Grant that I was awarded, I was able to purchase a Purple 3 mattress with an adjustable base. My Purple 3 mattress was built using technology specifically designed to prevent pressure sores and skin break down. The mattress is soft enough that I am finally able to get a comfortable night sleep and it is firm enough that I do not sink down and I am able to move around to reposition and transfer myself. The adjustable base is a great feature allowing me to raise and lower my head and feet into multiple positions which is nice for circulation and comfort. It is hard to put in words how much I appreciate the Travis Roy Foundation for their financial help and making my life so much better.

THANK YOU,
Bryce

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April 5, 2019

Hi!!!!

I received assistance from your foundation a year ago and I just would like to say how thankful I am of all your help. It’s because of you I’m on my feet standing tall again. I just would like to say thanks a million times and I will be forever grateful of your support!!!!! If there is anything else I can assist with please contact me as soon as time permits!!!!

Thanks,
Karsten

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March 18, 2019

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Chuck and I would like to thank you for your generous gift of a seat elevator for his new wheelchair.  This will greatly improve Chuck’s independence.

May God bless you richly,

Love, Chuck and Rene

 


I would like to take the time to thank you and the foundation for providing the funding help for a comfortable bed and making it possible to get rid of the two hospital beds and purchase one split king size bed that has an adjustable base and will perform just as well as an hospital bed would but will allow my spouse and myself to sleep together in comfort like any other couple.
Gratefully,
Mia

I would like to thank the Travis Roy Foundation for their generosity for the grant for my son, Michael Adams. This grant enabled him to have hand controls put in his truck. When my son received the email approving the grant, we were elated and felt so blessed. This grant has given him the independence he needs to continue to be the son, dad, brother and wonderful person that he is. My son’s determination and positive outlook on this life changing event is amazing. We are humbled by the generosity of the foundation and how they have and continue to help SCI people. Words will never express the gratitude we feel for this amazing gift.

Thank you, Sandy Dunn

Within 2 weeks of my wife submitting a grant request to the Travis Roy Foundation for a ceiling lift we received notification that our grant was approved.  I was blown away with the generosity and speediness of the request.  The ceiling lift is the single most used piece of equipment every day.  We are so happy we have had the pleasure of meeting Travis 2 times in the past year and have been able to personally thank him.  He is such a kind and selfless person and we are so grateful.

Sincerely,

Les Foster (C4/C5) injury August 6th, 2016

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the Travis Roy Foundation for their generous grant of $3500 for a Select Comfort Sleep Number bed.  On July 3rd 2016 I broke my neck at the C6-C7 level which resulted in a spinal cord injury.  During the months of rehabilitation that followed, the importance of being vigilant for and preventing skin pressure wounds was emphasized over and over.  My Sleep Number bed plays an important role in accomplishing this task.  The bed equalizes the pressure on my skin along the sleep surface, I can adjust the firmness of the bed for activities such as dressing and I can lift the head of the bed to make activities like reading and watching TV much more comfortable.  Thank you again for making this possible and helping me toward achieving my goal of independent living

Michael Delisle

Please relay my thanks to the folks of the Travis Ropy Foundation for providing me with funds to purchase a Smartdrive for my wheelchair.  I am very grateful for this technology and it is, and will likely continue to be, a positive change in my life. I would not have had the opportunity to experience this assistance without the TRF funding.

After over 40 years as a wheelchair user, my wrists, elbows and shoulders are pretty well shot.  This transition from an active life to a more sedate existence has been difficult for me psychologically, however, this device allows me to continue to get out and about without further degrading my arms. It gives my arms a bit of a rest and that helps me regain and maintain a positive attitude!

I am very grateful for you financial assistance. Thank you again for helping me purchase this device.

David  Baggett

This gift has enabled us to modify our bathroom for our son Kiland. In 2013, Kiland suffered a serious spinal cord injury (level C6) in a diving accident. He is unable walk and has limited use of his hands. After his injury, access to our bathroom and the use of the shower was extremely difficult and frustrating for him. We took off the doors to our walk in shower, but he still had to transfer to a bench. Balancing on this bench wasn’t ideal and he couldn’t turn the knobs, so I would have to assist him with his showers. Now, at 18 years of age, he is wanting more independence and privacy. With the modification and roll in shower he is able to take a full shower without my help. He simply rolls his shower chair into the shower and relaxes in private. He can also use the sink with ease. 

The modification has been life changing for him. Kiland is so happy, that any family member who visits, he wants to show them his new bathroom. We cannot thank the Travis Roy Foundation enough for its support of Kiland. Our family will be forever grateful.
Sincerely,
Kyra Holland

We want to say Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for the generosity the Travis Roy Foundation gave Christopher in allowing him to become more independent.  Christopher uses the elevator several times a day and it is a joy to see him utilize his bedroom, bathroom and “hang out space”.  The elevator Travis Roy Foundation helped purchase is bringing normalcy into Christopher’s life.

Thank you for your compassion and understanding and helping keep Christopher moving forward, focusing on getting stronger, independent and hopefully one day to walk again.

Christopher, Charles, and Belinda Cameron

I wanted to share my excitement upon opening the letter of grant approval I was floored and in shock. Through your generosity the ability to travel with my power chair which I need to become independent within my community as well as enjoying my outside hobbies with my family. This equipment will help to shape the way I live from this point on. I can’t thank you enough for the ability to live my life outside of my house to the fullest as well as the ability to be able to watch my children play sports. I am truly humbled I am looking forward to go fishing in the spring. Thank you again for your generosity I am truly humbled. If there is anything I can do to help going forward please let me know.


Marc Carignan

We would like to give you a huge thank you. The computer with Dragon software has made a huge difference in Mary’s daily life. She talks with and sees the grandkids every several days. Your organization makes lives better and may you continue your service for many years to come.

A few months ago I contacted the Travis Roy foundation for grant. About a month ago I received a grant in the amount of $5000. Since then I have used the money to make modifications to my vehicle so I can drive myself and not have to depend on someone for a ride every day. I wanted to take a moment of your time to express my gratitude for the Travis Roy Foundation. As some of you know, the road I face as a quadriplegic is not going to be easy. There are many things that I am going to struggle with and some things that I will not be able to achieve, especially on my own. To me, getting back on the road was one of these things. Driving equipment, although helpful for someone in my shoes, is very expensive. The money I received from the Travis Roy Foundation made it possible for me to achieve this milestone. Two years ago when I was injured, besides renovations to my home so it’s more accessible, driving again was one of my biggest goals. Once again I just want to say thank you. Your generosity humbles me and alters my perception.

Garrett Buzzard

Hi my name is Tyrone Cook Sr. And would like to thank the foundation for their support and the grant I received for my hoyerlift. It is such a big help with transferring in and out of bed and my chair, it makes a big difference in my life.

Thank You.

I would like to thank the Travis Roy Foundation for its generous gift of $600 for much needed repairs for my conversion van. I live at home with my wife and two of my three children. I have been paralyzed from my chest down (T7 level) since August of 1991. Over the last 4 1/2 years I have not been able to teach part time which was a big part of paying my bills. This grant will help me get back to work.

Thanks, Bruce

Dear Travis Roy and Board Members,

Please excuse the tardiness of this thank you.  I cannot thank you enough for your generosity.  The $5000 grant that was put towards the purchase and installation of an elevator in my new home has provided me with so much freedom and independence and has made an enormous impact on my life.  The elevator allows me to access all levels of my home and to enter and exit into and out of my home through the garage with ease.  Words can not express my sincere appreciation to you for your assistance in providing me this privilege and giving me this liberty.  Your kindness and generosity will remain with me forever.

Thank you & God Bless You,  Mark Messina

I would like to thank you so much for the $1,000 granted to me for my ramp. Because of this great gift, my parents do not have to carry me inside the house. I feel more independent because of this great gift. People do not understand that everyday things such as going inside my house became an obstacle.

Thank you so much. – Anaiss (13 years old)

Dear Travis Roy Foundation, you have done a wonderful thing!, and I can’t thank you enough!I was surfing the web looking for help me and a friend. I really didn’t know what that was. My life was different after my injury. I needed something more meaningful, watching TV everyday wasn’t getting it. My son introduce me to the web, something called Webtv. I wanted something a little more advanced, so when I surfed and found the Travis Roy Foundation which help people with spinal cord injuries. The Travis Roy foundation has blessed me with a grant to have a computer and a naturally speaking dragon.

This has giving me more independence it has made a great impact in my life! I can communication with my family, close by, and long distance. It allows me to take care of my business, read, listen to CD’s, watch video’s, and social media it’s a huge blessing and I thank you for that, by the grace of God. Now I feel part of the world through the internet. Travis thank you very much! being confine to a wheelchair hasn’t stopped you!….Keep the great work up helping me, and others, may God continue to bless you and the people who are responsible for helping you with this foundation.

Thanks again Tonna!

May I say thank you Travis Roy Foundation for getting me a new roho cushion for my back up wheelchair. For the longest time I’ve been switching cushions between two chairs because the last cushion ripped beyond repair. One chair is powered and the other is a manual that I often switch back and forth due to going out or staying in. As expensive as these cushions are I did not know where or when I would be able to get one myself but you came to my rescue. Whew! What a difference it has been having two cushions again. I’m so thankful for the good you do not only for me but for many other people as well. So thank you again Travis Roy foundation you have truly made a difference here.

Bishara

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and all of those responsible for the financial assistance.  The van that I purchased back in April 2014 would probably still be sitting in my garage without your help,  It had a lift on it already but was not set up so I could drive it.  I needed power door openers, a power seat base, and hand controls to be able to drive it independently.

I picked up my van from having the additional modifications made on June 20.  What a change over the 1985 van that I had been driving!  I’ve owned and driven that van since it was new.  The van I bought in 2014 was a 2011 model with only 18,000 miles.  Oh what a difference a 26 year newer vehicle makes!!  Although the 1985 has been like one of the family.

 I know thank you just doesn’t seem like nearly enough!  My deepest heartfelt thanks for your assistance in helping me to keep my independence.

Sincerely,

David B. Horsfall

Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

I would like to thank you for the grant you have given me for my computer.  As you know, the complications that come with a spinal cord injury do not stop a few months after being injured; they are life long and new ones come and go.  Recently, over the past few months, I have been experiencing severe stomach pains and have not been comfortable enough to attend school nor have I been comfortable enough to enjoy the things that I like to do.

The computer that your Foundation as purchased for me will allow me to catch up on my high school work and allow me to move on to college where my computer will continue to help me to progress into my future with confidence.

Though my stomach pains are temporary (I hope), the love and understanding I feel when working at my computer will always be there and I thank you so much for what your foundation does for people with spinal cord injuries.  My accident was life changing and so is this computer (in a great way).  My hopes and dreams for a better than normal life and career, will now be easier to achieve.

Thank you

David

Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

Thank you so much for awarding me a grant to purchase a new laptop computer.  The grant is a tremendous help, and I am truly grateful for your support.

I just finished my first year of medical school at the University of Wisconsin.  It was a year full of challenges and triumphs, and I am convinced that medicine is my true calling.

Thank you to your organization for support students who have overcome spinal cord injuries.  I hope to serve as a mentor for students with disabilities who want to become doctors.   Again, Thank You.

Sincerely,

Jeff Mahlum

Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

 First of all I would like to thank [the] Lord for making Foundations like yours help people like me.  Thank you for granting me the grant to get my lift replaced.  It came just as it was getting worse and breaking more.   Now I can keep my independence, and keep trying to find work.

I’ve been all alone since my mom passed a few years ago and depend on no one. I’ve had it bad sense then, but with the blessing you gave me I can keep moving forward.  Again Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Sincerely,

Kenneth C.

Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

Thank you so much for awarding me a grant for an iPod for my medical education.  This technology will be invaluable for studying purposes, and I am so grateful for this.  Your support truly means a lot.  I finished my first semester of medical school, and I started the second semester last week.  It has been going really well, and I am excited for gross anatomy this semester.  Again, thank you so much for your support!

Sincerely,

Jeff Mahlum


Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

I would like to thank Travis Roy Foundation for their generous gift that will allow me to continue leading an active and independent life. Spinal cord injury puts all sorts of limitations and challenges in people’s lives, and I am very grateful that with your help I will be able to overcome one of these challenges. Installation of hand controls in my car brought self sufficiency back into my life and will make my unlimited mobility possible.

 Marina


Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

Thank you very much for the grant, [for] the computer and dragon software.  They are both going to be very helpful for school which I’m sure you know is more difficult.  My family and I have appreciated your support and help through out this.  Hope all is well.

Dan Waite


Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

Thank you so much for your kindness. The computer will be very helpful to Kelly. You have made a difficult year that much better.

Thank you.

Mary Ann – Kelly Dwyer’s Mother


Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

Thank you very much for the grant to pay for my platform lift. It has truly changed my life. I was not able to get out of my house by myself, and now I can get out anytime I need or want to.

Once again, thank you very much. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for your organization. People with SCI are blessed to have you to help out in our time of great need.

Thank you

Gary Shandera


Dear Sirs and Madams

I’m writing this note to express how grateful I’m for having receiving your charitable gift which is a new laptop computer. In fact, it is more than a computer that I got. It is the materialization of the love and care of the noble Travis Roy Foundation towards vulnerable people.

Happiness is an understatement!

Thanks so much!

Blaise


Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

We are truly grateful for your commitment and dedication to helping family’s like ours who are adapting and living fully in the setting of a spinal cord injury. On October 27, 2012, we were stunned with the unimaginable, a football injury resulting in a catastrophic spinal cord injury to our son, Sterling Thomas. We found ourselves in need of your support and you came through for us.

With your grant of $2467, a shower chair has been purchased and delivered to Sterling. Thanks to you, Sterling is able to luxuriate in what most of us take for granted…a steamy, warm shower! Yes, Sterling is glad to have a shower chair which allows him to perform his personal care with greater independence and dignity.

Again, thank you, Travis Roy Foundation, so much for helping Sterling and our family to “Move Forward”.

Sterling Thomas and family


Thank you for awarding me this amazing grant for a computer. I am very excited to receive it in the next few weeks and be able to independently do school work. I am very excited that I will have some assistive technology to help me maneuver the computer so that I can be successful in completing my work. Having this computer will help me be one step closer in achieving my goal to becoming an accessibility and sustainability consultant in the design field. Thank you!

Kelley Gaddu


At this time around Thanksgiving, we are reminded of all the blessings we’ve received thru the year….. The greatest blessing was the grant given to my brother Karl Seitz, from your generous Foundation. He is loving the amazing computer he recently received. It will allow him to communicate with his doctors to keep them updated in his daily care. Most of all, it connects him to the bigger world and he will be able to feel productive and less isolated.

“We” thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are an angel sent from above to help others in need.

Julie Hello


I just broke down in tears, the happiest tears out of any of my daily tears over the past 6 months. Please extent mine, and my sister’s enormous gratitude to the foundation. I don’t even know what to say, I’m very taken back in relief, tears and overwhelmed that someone is going to help her. God Bless You and The Foundation – please let me them know that gratitude isn’t a big enough word, there are no words.

Kimberly Friedson


It’s 7p.m. CDT and I AM SPEECHLESS. God bless you and the Board and I may have understated just how much of a “blessing” this is. I have slept on a recliner since my accident and the last time I tried a mattress was when forced to evacuate during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I laid down for perhaps an hour and had to sleep in the motel chair. THANK YOU so much and I should overcome this shock by tomorrow and will work on new estimates to keep the price at or under $700. I will be in touch with you before Thursday and thank you again. I thought the Board had voted by now and had given up hope.

Sheryl


OMNI Behavioral Health wishes to thank the Travis Roy Foundation for the generous grant to help install a wheelchair ramp for an individual we work with in the small rural town of Ithaca Nebraska. With the new ramp, which will be installed next week, he will be able to enjoy more activities with his family and regular trips to church and out to eat, and attend his regular doctor appointments in Omaha. In the next few weeks I am sure you will be hearing from his guardian and other family members also about the newly installed ramp. We appreciate the fact that there are organizations that are willing to support the disabled individuals in our nation to live their lives fully and completely to the best of their ability. Thank-you for allowing this to be accomplished in a timely manner.

Deborah Monfelt BFA, MFA, Extended Family Home Coordinator


We are sooooo appreciative of the grant to help us out with the ceiling lift. It is truly so much help for me when I am putting Bill in the bed at night, and getting him up in the morning. He weighs around 250 and even though we transfer on a slide board I am doing at least 60% of the work. The lift makes it so much easier.

Thank you and the Travis Roy family and Foundation. What a wonderful gift you are giving.

Love, Susie Gurley


Dear Travis Roy Foundation:

Thank you for the Grant for the Dell Computer. I just wanted to share with you what the grant will do for me and my future. First I would like to give you a little background on myself. I have been paralyzed from a swimming accident since June of 1990 and I have worked extremely hard to not let my paralysis dictate my life, or my dreams, for that matter. I have two children that I had after my accident. I have a daughter Britt she is 15 this upcoming April and my son Tyler is turning 12 Feb 13th. They are the reason I keep fighting the fight so to speak.

I have been successful at virtually everything I have set my mind to doing from raising my children to working countless hours at my previous corporate career with AT&T. I believe each and every one of us has what it takes to accomplish the dreams we have. I decided to go to school after being laid off during the rough economy. I had numerous setbacks that financially put me in a position that I was not sure if I could afford to go to college. I realized that I needed some help to get through the temporary issues. So I started researching and came across your foundation and it has truly been a blessing. I will be able to complete my education in a timely manner and continue to support my family. Thank you again for having such a wonderful foundation. If there is anything I can ever do in the future for the foundation please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely, Jason Lindahl


Many thanks to Travis Roy and to each of the trustees of this extraordinary foundation for your dedication to helping improve the lives of so many. I am a recent beneficiary of your kindness and generosity, having received a grant to purchase a standing frame, which will undoubtedly have profoundly positive effects on my physical and psychological health.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

Rebecca Tripp


Hello Travis Roy Foundation, I want to thank you for everything your Foundation has done for me. I have the best computer set-up anybody could ask for. I get compliments from visitors walking by my room.

Thanks again.
MATTHEW BLAVAT


I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Travis Roy Foundation for the generous grant awarded to me. Because of this grant I am on my way to a more independent life!

Thanks Again,
Ben Goss


To the Travis Roy Foundation

I cannot express how much we thank you for the money you have donated to the Jackson Family They have are the appointment for the wheelchair lift to be installed.

You have provided hope when there was none to find. Thank you to your staff, board members, and the Travis Roy Foundation for what you have done.

Sincerely,
Sheila Matson (Marvin Jackson Family)


Dear Friends,

We write to express our appreciation and gratefulness on behalf of Ed and Carol Gregory. Ed is a quadriplegic cared for at home by his wife Carol since 2009. The Foundation approved the purchase of a $2100 shower chair in Dec 2011. The chair is a God-send and makes it immensely easier to bathe Ed and keep him clean. When told of your approval of the chair, he said, “You mean I can now get a shower?” Since sponge baths has been his lot for two years and more, he was elated, as was Carol. So thanks to your donors for opening their hearts and wallets to those who suffer and are in great need. Thanks to the Board for choosing Ed as a recipient of not-enough-funds to go around for the many requests from which you must choose. Thanks to your very helpful and efficient staff which interfaces with the public. God bless you all beautifully.
Hazel and Gary Bovard (friends of Ed and Carol)


Dear Travis Roy Foundation,

I am writing to you all at the Travis Roy Foundation to express my sincere and deepest appreciation for your help fixing my kitchen.

The difference you made in my daily life is so incredible and my life has become much easier. There really are no proper words except on the bottom of your stationery “Helping others move Forward”. I have to say that does say a lot and you all have given me a chance to move forward and be so much more independent.

I will forever be grateful and will send you photographs in a a few weeks.
Sincerely,
Noel Cariere


To the Travis Roy Foundation!

Thank you for the grant to help me be able to get my new wheelchair! Ya’ll are a life saver….
Thanks so much,
Teresa A. Myer


Dear Travis Roy and Foundation,

I would like to thank you for your kind and generous grants I applied for in 2011. Your grants allow me to live as independently as I can. My new computer is running and my environmental control unit in my apartment is just great. Also the grant for my new wheelchair necessities has allowed me to get rid of my broken and unrepairable wheelchair.

Thanks again,

Brian Kandal


To the Trustees of the Travis Roy Foundation and staff:

As we all gather for Christmas and the New Year with family and friends, I will be reflecting on all that brings meaning and joy to my life. I will be thinking of all the new friends that I have made through my new life’s journey. I want you to know that I am so proud and grateful to the Travis Roy Foundation for the great gift to help me continue my new life. This door opener will allow me to get in and out of my house by myself, and let me have more freedom then before. The Travis Roy Foundation has gone above and beyond by helping people get back to a better level of life.

At this time of the year, we have been taught that it’s “better to give then to receive”. I have always been a giver, but this is one gift that I’m very happy to receive. This just goes to show me about how my life has touched so many others. It is true; I am having “A WONDERFUL LIFE” through good times and bad! Your donation shows me that I must be here to make a difference on my life or influence someone else’s life. Even through a tragedy, you must keep your head up, because you don’t known how you may affect others.

Again, Thank You, and I will keep you in my prayers.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

May you all have many more. Please keep up the great work!

Dale H. Steuer


Dear Travis Roy Foundation,
Thank you for the grant of 5,000.00 for van modifications. You have gave me the gift of independence of a life time. I have been able to volunteer in my community, work and have a social life. And for that, I thank you!
Recently, I volunteered for the city cleanup sweep. I wore a shirt that said, “We matter We contribute”. I think it’s important to show awareness of the disability community. I hope it inspires people to realize.. if she can contribute in a wheelchair, I can too!
It’s only possible for me to help others, because you helped me!

God Bless you, Have a Merry x-mas & Happy New Year!
Toni Martin


I know I have expressed in previous e-mails for the graciousness of this grant and how it would allow me to pay it forward and hopefully as the bills shows I spent this money frugally.

I can’t imagine how many applications come in each month and what an arduous task that must be for the Board of Directors to make difficult decisions on disbursements.

Sometimes in life, things happen too fast. Every day we face interruptions, delays, changes, and challenges; when we are feeling overwhelmed, one simple concept that can get us through the most stressful of times is gratitude! It’s the gratitude that comes from the Travis Roy foundation that give others the wherewithal and fortitude to carry on. I believe Travis and his foundation have truly epitomized the word” SELFLESSNESS”

Dan Iagatta III


I heard about Travis Roy long before my brother Daniel Iagatta’s c4 injury in 2004 and I certainly didn’t know, at the time, that it would impact us in a positive way.

He is 48 years old. He has been driving for 5 or 6 years now and when he received his new chair he wasn’t able to do as much and he wasn’t getting around as much. I would love to thank the Travis Roy Foundation, on behalf of myself and Dan’s family, for retrofitting his new chair to his van in order to gain his independence back.

As a master plumber of 23 years, paramedic,pt firefighter , he has given so much to the community and now the community has given him so much in return. Thanks to this foundation he can continue to deliver meals to the homebound for “Meals on wheels”, teach religious education for Saint Mary’s in Foxboro and most recently he just landed a teaching job! Thank you again for giving him back his freedom. 🙂
Marilyn Iagatta Kristenson


You have made our day, month and year. What a wonderful surprise it was to get your note. We are trying to save more money to do the full conversion and appreciate the year of time to reach that goal. Hopefully we will reach it sooner than later – this grant really helps us get on our way! I look forward to sending pictures of me in the van with my three little girls. I will keep you posted. Please extend my deepest gratitude to all in your organization and to the trustees. I wish you all could be here today to feel the joy we are feeling. Words do not do my feelings justice. THANK YOU! Your grant has not only changed today, but many days in the future.

Truly, Sam Russell


Thank you so much for negotiating this and sorry if it was any hassle. I have had the wheels now for 4 months and without them I would not have had the independence I enjoy now. Not to mention they are kind of fun. I can wheel for miles and it is a breeze!

Travis Roy did a talk at the prep school I attended, Brooks School, when I was there around 2003 or 2004. I never thought years later that I myself would face his challenges and I remember him to this day. In this light, the grant the Foundation has awarded me is even more special. I am both touched and extremely grateful that there are people out there who understand my needs and are willing to help out! I will send you all a photo of me with my wheels in the near future.

Sincerely,

Daniela Schirmer


I would like to thank you for helping realize my dream. You played such a huge role in this entire process. Thanks to you I have obtained a huge degree of independence. I appreciate all of your time, energy, and effort that you have invested in order for me to obtain my dream computer.
God bless you and your family,

Eli Alvarado


I received my new ultralightwieght wheelchair today and I just can’t thank you enough for allowing me to keep my independence. Its been along time since a smile that big has been on my face, and thanks to you I can keep up with the best of them. As I stroll down the road I enjoy my freedom, and the outside world and now I have the wheelchair to do it all in style. You are no doubt my angel, and as far as I know I can’t thank you enough for how grateful I am that there was someone like me out there to understand my situation. So again a lifetime of thank you’s, and god bless. Sincerely, David Curtin


To Everyone at Travis Roy,
I would like to say thank you for the funding that you provided which allowed me to get the lift for my pick-up truck so I can take my power wheelchair outside of the 4 walls of my home. Your generosity means so much to me and has given me new hope. I can now go places I hadn’t been able to in years – including my appointments!

You’ve made my life so much easier and joyful. I would never have been able to afford this on my own.

God Bless you All. Thanks Again,
Carl Clark


Thank you for helping others move forward!!!

Travis Roy Foundation,
Thank you so much for getting me the funds for the head mouse. I am still learning to use it but it is giving me something to do with my time! Living at a nursing home is hard, but this helps make it better.

Mark Hosking


I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at Travis Roy (Foundation) for allowing me to keep my independence by helping me purchase an ultralight wheelchair. I can honestly say what would I have done without a caring Foundation like the TRF. I got the call from Brenda on Monday and all I could do was cry happy tears when I received the message that I got my grant. Never give up the battle for those that are suffering from a spinal cord injury, I know I haven’t. Thanx again. David


To all at Travis Roy,

I recently received funding from the Travis Roy Foundation to pay for modifications to my van to make it wheelchair accessible. The van came out great! I’m happy with it. The new conversion done by HDS of GA, has a 9″ cut in the floor, making my driving from a power chair easy, comfortable, and safe.

Special thanks to the Travis Roy Foundation for understanding the issue of independence and assisting people that can then help themselves and others.
I am forwarding some pictures of the van. Investing in people with disabilities returns us to productivity. We are all in this together.

Sincerely,
Bart Brophy


Mr. Roy,

There are no words to say thank you for your wonderful gift of independence, as I am sure you are aware, how important that is in daily living. You and the Foundation are inspirational to all of us who live this challenging life. Also, I would like you to know how wonderful Mrs. Taylor and the Morse’s are – you chose well, and I am so blessed for getting the opportunity to get to know them. I hope that if you are ever on the Cape, that I have a chance to meet you and thank you in person.

Sincerely,
Inez


Thank you so much for everything you have done for Grace and our family. Thank you so much for your generosity, kindness, and awesomeness. We will cherish your kindness for now and forever. Words cannot express our gratitude!

With Love,
The Meek Family


My name is Christopher Miller and I would like to thank the Travis Roy Foundation for the grant of $1400 for a new computer, printer and portable hand controls for a car. I don’t know how I could have got this without the foundation. I would like to thank all at the Travis Roy Foundation for what they have done for me. Thank You and god bless the Travis Roy Foundation.

-Christopher Miller


Post spinal cord injury my “life” has changed. Maneuvering around home is always a formidable task. My wife constantly picks-up after our two daughters (ages 5 & 9), but it is like shoveling during a snow storm…….minimal results. My girls fill the house with love and joy, but continually litter the floor with books, toys, shoes. All of which make wheelchair mobility rough. Fortunately, we are now able to utilize our downstairs (family room, toy room, kitchen) due to a newly constructed ramp. I can now roll around my property far more efficient. This foundation provided me the ability to acheive further independence, without their aid and support this could not have happened. Thanks for all your much needed support.

Thank You,
Eric Shairs


To the Travis Roy Foundation:

I would like to offer my sincerest thank you for the funding that you provided that allowed me to purchase an Easystand Evolv Standing Frame.

Throughout my life I have always made my health and physical fitness a top priority. Since my skiing injury and associated quadriplegia I have realized even more so how extremely important it is to take care of my body. I regularly go to physical therapy to work on my strength and conditioning, eat a healthy balanced diet, and maintain an active lifestyle. This was all great in maintaining what strength I did have in a wheelchair, but did little to challenge my body in an upright position. The only way I could do this was with the purchase of a standing frame, something that was financially far outside my budget.

This is where your foundation was so helpful. By providing me the funding to purchase a standing frame you have given me the perfect piece of equipment to help challenge my body and build fitness in ways that I could have never done before. My balance has improved, I feel lightheaded less often, and the psychological feeling of being tall again is so incredible it’s hard to explain.

Thank you! Thank you, for providing me with a piece of equipment that makes me healthier. And, thank you for being an organization that helps people challenged by this disability.

Sincerely, Michael Chasse


Board of Travis Roy Foundation,

Thank you so much for the grant for my bathroom. We moved in a few weeks ago. What a treat to have this wonderful bathroom that I can use. You have helped me so much and given me even more independence. I’ll never be able to thank you enough. But again thank you for helping me and other people in my position.

Sincerely,

Christopher Chaput


OH MY GOSH!!!!! I cannot tell you how happy you just made our family!!

What a blessing! I am ecstatic!!
THANK YOU ….. THANK YOU….. THANK YOU!!!
God bless you all!

Thank you so much,
Kristy Adcock


I just wanted to say “Thank you”! We are so grateful that you and your staff chose us for this grant. When we started this project, we did it on a wing and a prayer! We hope the enclosed pictures do the job justice. Thanks again, to each of you who helped my dream come true!

Sincerely,

Malcolm, Dione, & Roy Broadwater and Debbie Bettner


I greatly appreciate your response, in helping me acquire my Truck Lift. It takes people that care to make things happen! Ones that can see past the chair and sees a person with a need and purpose. Having the independence will truly enhance my life. With a helping hand you made my life’s journey possible. I could not have done it without you and for that I Thank You!

Thank You and God Bless,

Don Porter


On behalf of my brother George King (Geo) and his family, we wish to sincerely thank you for the Travis Roy Foundation grant. It really means a lot to our family and George at such a difficult time. We feel honored; and plan someday to help others like Travis and the Foundation have helped George.

Sincerely,
Geo King & Family


Recently my son was given one of your grants for a ceiling lift. We just wanted to say how much we appreciate the gift. It has made life a whole lot easier for myself and Kevin, my son, he has been able to sit on the couch with the family and is able to get out of the wheelchair for a little while and feel like a “normal” person. Again THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Tara Taglianetti-Chambers


Dear Travis Roy Foundation-

Thank you so very much for the grant that my husband and I received! We were so surprised to be awarded that money! The pocket door that was installed has made all the difference for my husband to be able to get in and out of the bathroom with ease in his wheelchair. We are so thankful that there are foundations around like yours that help individuals who really need it. We can’t thank you enough!

Lots of love,
Ryan and Maggie Stevenson


We would like to take the time to thank you once again for the great donation to my daughter. She loves the computer and wheelchair ramp. It has made all our lives much better. Thanks once again to the great people you are.

Mark Culpepper / father


Thank you so much for granting me the funds for the truck lift that I requested. This is a huge deal to me; I would never have afforded this without your help. My family and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This will improve life tremendously for my wife, son, and I. Thank You.

Sincerely,
Eric, Teresa, and Shawn Williamson


Hello There!

I just wanted to send a Ginormous THANK YOU to all of you at the Travis Roy Foundation. The $7000 grant you awarded us to have a Tas Lift seat installed in our truck has been a HUGE blessing for our whole family immediately. It’s so nice to be able to get out and about without having to coordinate with any friends/family/neighbors who are hopefully available to help my wife get me in and out of the truck! Last night my wife & I were actually able to go out on a ‘date night’ to the movies “on our own” and had a WONDERFUL time. It’s impossible to explain how much this meant to us. Our three daughters are excited too because Daddy will never miss another school play or dance recital again. So once again, THANK YOU THANK YOU & THANK YOU!!! 🙂

Mark Hall


Dear Travis Roy Foundation:

Cory and I would like to thank the Travis Roy Foundation for its generous gift to enable us to have the floors on the main level of our home modified. The floors are beautiful and Corey has no trouble getting around on the main floor now. Words cannot express our gratitude for this grant money. Please extend our thanks to the other members of this foundation. Without foundations such as the Travis Roy Foundation, people in Cory’s situation would not have the opportunities to make such necessary changes or improve quality of life and independent mobility.

God Bless you all and thank you with all our heart.

Sincerely,
Tina & Cory Ferguson


Dear Board Members:

Please find enclosed a picture of my beautiful new computer as well as myself! I just wanted to let you all know how wonderful it is to run my small business with these. With such high functioning equipment my life has greatly changed. Not having to worry if I can receive a fax where of my computer will crash again, is priceless.

Living life with a severe disability is truly hard… but please know that you have given something to me that makes it A LOT better! I will never take it for granted nor will I forget what you’ve done for me.

Thank you.
Marci Boone


To the Board Members of the Travis Roy Foundation:

I want to thank you very much for accepting/choosing me to receive a Koran from the foundation. My bathroom looks great and works great for me and my home health aides. It is hard to put into words how grateful I am. Please let Travis know what a wonderful foundation he has.

Thanks again! God Bless you all!

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6 days ago I will always remember your kindness and support. Thank you very much! Words are not enough to express to you how grateful I am for the help.

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