A team of officers and staff from Suffolk Police has started a 125-day running challenge in memory of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes who lost their lives in a gun and grenade attack in Manchester last year.
The ‘Run to Remember’ challenge has been set up by PC Nicola Hughes’ father Bryn who will be running the North Pole Marathon in 2014.
Bryn Hughes has challenged at least ten people from each of the 43 forces in England & Wales to run two miles per day (or the equivalent) totalling 250 miles over 125 days.
The challenge started on Sunday 1st December 2013 and will finish on Friday 4th April 2014.
Runners are asked to raise £100 each for the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund, which raises money for three charities: Victim Support, Care of Police Survivors and North West Police Benevolent Fund.
Twenty eight members of staff and officers from Suffolk Police and Civil Nuclear Constabulary at Sizewell have signed up to the challenge and have already clocked up over 100 miles in the first two days.
‘Team Suffolk and Civil Nuclear’ is being led and co-ordinated by team Manager, PC Lucy Driver
Lucy said: “This is a fantastic challenge for us to get involved in and a great way for us to show our support for the families of our fallen colleagues by raising money for these charities.
“As well as gaining sponsorship from friends and family we are also planning some fundraising events over the coming months to raise money for our runners which will hopefully increase the total amount we raise.”
To donate to the team’s fundraising, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Suffolk.