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

The advent challenge is a fun daily fitness challenge for everyone in the police family (serving and retired) to take part in during December. Simple exercises or activities are behind the advent doors on our website as well as a fun fact and of course the obligatory cracker joke! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this is a great point in the year to take a little time to focus on your wellbeing and a fun way for the policing family to come together in these activities, even if that’s virtual this year. The aim of the challenge is to get fit and jolly in time for Christmas …. and now you can, due to Metfriendly’s support.

Kathy Byrne, CEO Metfriendly, said:

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


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

Ian E Campbell, Executive Officer Police Sport UK commented:

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


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









About Metfriendly

  • Established in 1893, Metfriendly are a mutual – so we are owned by our Police family members and stand side by side with you, providing products tailored to your needs.
  • Metfriendly policies are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for Insurance products. This means that there is no upper limit on the amount protected, unlike the FSCS Deposit and Investment schemes which are limited to £85,000 per person per authorised firm.
  • We have a broad range of products that can help you and your family save in a tax efficient manner wherever you are at in your life.
  • We continue to support the Police family with relevant and pertinent support during and beyond their active service.

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