Admirals Academy pupils make great pacemakers for Thetford Police on Run to Remember

Admirals Academy students before they take part in the Run to Remember.

Admirals Academy students before they take part in the Run to Remember. - Credit: Archant

Nearly 100 students have helped a group of police officers in their attempts to run 200 miles in memory of a colleague who was killed on duty.

PC Caroline Whatmore talks to Admirals Academy students before they take part in the Run to Remember

PC Caroline Whatmore talks to Admirals Academy students before they take part in the Run to Remember. - Credit: Archant

Thetford Police officers are aiming to run two miles a day for 100 days for Run to Remember, a charity project set up to raise funds in memory of PC Nicola Hughes, who was killed in Manchester in 2012.

And on Friday, the officers had 93 students at Admirals Academy as pacemakers for a two mile leg.

The enthusiastic youngsters ran 10 laps of their playing field to reach the target, and helped raise more than £100 by paying at least £1 each to take part.

Sergeant Marcus Wall, Breckland Police, said the children were a great help.


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'It's nice for the school to get involved and help us raise money for a good cause.

'Getting the community involved is also great for us, as it helps us build relationships and let the children know we are here,' he said.

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Sandra Dunkley, vice principal of Admirals Academy, said the school was happy to help.

'We'll always help where we can and when the police got in touch we thought it was a very important cause.

'The children get a sense of community from things like this and understand how important it is to help other people,' she said.

Are you holding a special fundraising event? Let us know by emailing andrew.fitchett@archant.co.uk or by calling 01842 752510.

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