Police officers set to complete charity challenge in Lichfield

A 20-strong team from Staffordshire Police will get extra support as they complete the final stage of a gruelling 250-mile challenge.

Team Staffs are among 1,750 policemen and women from across the country taking part in Run to Remember.

Members of the team have run 250 miles each over 125 days, with the last five miles set to be completed following a remembrance service in Lichfield Cathedral on Friday (March 28).

They will be supported by Bryn Hughes, whose daughter Nicola Hughes was one of two officers shot and killed while on duty in Manchester in 2012.

He has set up a memorial fund in memory of his daughter.

Chief Inspector Phil Fortun said: “The two officers killed worked for a different force but we were all shocked and saddened by their untimely deaths in the line of duties that are performed by officers and police staff across the country and they were part of the police family we all belong to.

“The PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund raises money for three causes: Victim Support, the Care of Police Survivors and the North West Police Benevolent Fund. We hope that people will help support these very worthwhile charities by donating via our website.”

The runners will finish at the Police Mutual Assurance Society (PMAS) building in Queen Street, Lichfield.

Deputy Chief Constable Jane Sawyers said: “We are very proud of Team Staffs who have risen to the challenge in their own time to support such worthwhile causes and in remembrance to colleagues who were killed while carrying out their duties to keep communities safe.”

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