Police raise £2,000 for cancer charity

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Some 50 serving police officers from East Division Team One raised more than £2,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by running, jogging or walking the 10.5 miles between two local police stations.

The force was certainly with the keen trekkers, who walked, ran, or jogged the 10 and a half miles from Burnley Police Station to Whitebirk’s Greenbank Police Station.

Officers gave up a day off to take part in the challenge, organised by Inspector Andy Carter, who said: “Initially, the event was planned as a New Year fitness challenge but we decided to bring in a charity element and Rosemere Cancer Foundation came out on top for the help it has given to colleagues, family and friends over the years.

“We hoped to raise around £500 so to achieve the total we have is fantastic and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us by making a donation via our Just Giving page or adding to the bucket collection at both stations,” he added.

Donations can still be made at www.justgiving.com/Kaela-Peacock in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, which aims to bring world-class cancer treatment and services to patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria via local hospitals and the Rosemere Cancer Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.