Police officers complete fundraising running challenge in Lichfield

Fundraising police officers have completed a 250-mile challenge in Lichfield.

The team of 20 each ran the distance over 125 days.

Rev Cannon Andrew Stead, DCC Jane Sawyers, Ch Insp Phil Fortun and members of the Team Staffs runners

Rev Cannon Andrew Stead, DCC Jane Sawyers, Ch Insp Phil Fortun and members of the Team Staffs runners

The final stage was completed after a service of remembrance for Nicola Hughes, who was one of two officers killed after being shot while attending reports of a burglary in 2012 in Manchester.

The challenge was raising money for the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund which was set up by her father Bryn.

Chief Inspector Phil Fortun said: “The two officers killed in the line of duty 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.”

Lichfield-based special constable Samantha Cuzick was among the officers who took on the challenge.

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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