Proud to support the Run to Remember
Police Mutual give warm welcome to the 20 runners from Staffordshire Police taking part in the Run to Remember
Police Officers up and down the country have been taking part in the 125-day running challenge, in memory of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, who were shot and killed when they were lured to a fake burglary in Hattersley last September.
Nicola's parents launched the Run To Remember campaign to raise awareness of the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund. Officers across Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Guildford, Kidlington, Avon and Somerset have all taken part in the run, which aimed to clock up 250 miles (400km) for the cause.
All the money raised will go to three charities, North West Police Benevolent Fund, Care of Police Survivors (or COPS) and Victim Support, and we were happy to help with a cheque for £500.
Showing our support
28 March was a special day for the campaign, with the runners assembling for a short act of remembrance at Lichfield Cathedral before setting off on a five-mile run across Lichfield, ending at our offices at Alexandra House.
Police Mutual's Chief Executive, Stephen Mann, said: "We were delighted to welcome the runners to Police Mutual and humbled to be able to support them in a practical way in raising money for such a great cause."
Chief Inspector Phil Fortun was one of the runners taking part. He said: "The event went so smoothly; I was absolutely delighted with it and the comments and feedback from those taking part have been so positive and appreciative. I really cannot thank you enough, plus Stephen and the team at Police Mutual for playing such a vital role in making it happen and in making it such a success."
We're very proud to be able to support a cause close to the hearts of Officers across the UK. To make a donation to the campaign, visit the Run to Remember Just giving page.