Norfolk police officers in running challenge in tribute to murdered PC

A group of police and civilian police staff and their families are taking part in a charity running

A group of police and civilian police staff and their families are taking part in a charity running challenge to run 200 miles in 100 days. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A group of Norfolk police officers have set themselves a running challenge to raise funds in memory of a female officer killed in the line of duty.

On Saturday, a team of police officers from across the county started the Run To Remember which will see them run two miles every day over 100 consecutive days.

The officers, civilian police workers and family members started their two mile a day challenge from Norfolk police force's headquarters at Wymondham and elsewhere in the county.

Over the 100 days the runners will be taking time out of each day to run two miles as they remember a police officer who was murdered in 2012.

The group hope to raise £2,000 for the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Trust, which provides learning opportunities and pre-employment skills to young people who have lost a family member through violent crime.

PC Hughes, 23, and her colleague PC Fiona Bone, 32, were murdered in September 2012 in Manchester by Dale Cregan, who was sentenced to life in jail for their killings and the murder of two other men.

PC Caroline Whatmore, of Thetford Police Station, has helped to organise the Norfolk running challenge as part of a national fundraising event and her partner Sgt Marcus Wall, Breckland neighbourhood policing team sergeant, is also supporting the event by cycling every day.

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PC Whatmore's sister Donna Finney, who works for the ambulance trust, is also taking part.

To support the runners make a donation by visiting www.justgiving.com/Caroline-Whatmore1

Do you have a story about a fundraising challenge? Email anthony.carroll@archant.co.uk