NARPO – The voice of retired police officers
NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

Branch Bulletin

Our branch hears snippets of information and is given interesting documents about the history of the Keighley and District branch such as a letter from 1945.
We’ll collect them together on this page so you can take a look.

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P C Manny Singh – Charity Work

Craven for Change FC was founded by Manny’s son, Kalvin Singh and his friend, Danny in 2022. The idea came about as they were a group
of friends who enjoyed playing football each week at South Craven school.

 They wanted to do something to help others after the Covid pandemic. They have played for the following charities :-

 Lineham Farm Childrens’ Charity,   Alzheimer’s Research,   British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research,
Cellar Trust,   Sue Ryder Manorlands,   Autism UK,    Andy’s Man Club, ………… and many more.

In the first year they raised about £15,000 by playing teams up and down the country. As a result of the good work, they were invited to the
Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway Show which resulted in all of them winning a holiday.

They have been shortlisted for the Bradford Sport Awards in May. In June they are taking part in a Total Warrior Competition to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. At Christmas time, many of the team attended Airedale General Hospital and gave out presents to children on the ward.



Manny is also a Student Mentor at South Craven Secondary School where he has done charity football fundraising events.





In memory of Sergeant Matiu (Matt) Ratana

On behalf of our branch I have sent a message of condolence/tribute to the Met regarding the late Sergeant Matiu (Matt) Ratana, our fallen brother who was killed on duty in the early hours of 24 September 2020. It seems that Matt was only a couple of months off retirement and would no doubt have been joining the Met’s NARPO. A keen rugby player and coach he was also a former Royal Protection Officer. 

The suspect was apparently arrested by a Special Constable and found to be in possession of ammunition and cannabis and was handcuffed behind his back whilst in the custody suite at Croydon, about to be subject to a metal detector search by Matt. He appears to be yet another young man with hatred in his heart. 

The below photos of Matt clearly show a happy, fun-loving guy who will be missed by family and friends alike. We (you) will make a contribution to any charity set up in his name and honour. Our sympathy and condolences are extended to Matt’s family and friends – and may he rest in the peace that almost thirty years police service and a good life has earned him. 

Kind regards 

Tony H and John

Photo of Sergeant Matiu (Matt) Ratana