Police raise £2,000 for cancer charity

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.

Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 10:29 am

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.

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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.