South Yorkshire Police staff raise £4,500 for charity

South Yorkshire Police raised 4,500 for charity
South Yorkshire Police raised 4,500 for charity

Police officers and staff raised £4,500 for charity by running 200 miles in 100 days.

The cash has been donated to the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund, which was set up on 2014 to support young people who have lost close family members as a result of violent crime. PC Hughes was one of two Greater Manchester Police officers shot dead while on duty in September 2012.

PC Hughes’ father, Bryn Hughes, who set up the charity, visited South Yorkshire Police's headquarters last week to receive a cheque and to present fundraisers with medals.

Sergeant Louise Kent said: “It has been a privilege to take part in this event and to support this charity which is very close to our hearts.

“We had a great team who supported each other throughout the challenge and it is fantastic to see that something positive is coming out of such tragedy, and I believe Nicola would have been so very proud of what her father has achieved.

“The charity is already helping young children in Sheffield and I hope that we are able to continue offering this support.

“Alongside the great work of the charity, this challenge has also contributed towards improved health and fitness of all who took part and I look forward to seeing even more people take part in future events.”