Two Buxton police officers will be starting a 250-mile run tomorrow (Sunday) in aid of the Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund.
Caroline Simcock and John Owen will be running two miles a day for 125 days in memory of the policewoman who was killed alongside her colleague Fiona Bone in a gun and grenade attack in Mottram last year.
Money raised by the constables, who are taking part in the Run to Remember with officers from forces around the country, will go to Victim Support, Care of Police Survivors and North West Police Benevolent Fund.
Caroline, based at Silverlands, explained why she wanted to help: “It was tragic when they lost their lives. It really brought it home. When we get called out, we don’t know what we’re attending. It was a routine burglary for them and they ended up losing their lives. I was on duty when it happened. It could have been any police officer. John works in Glossop, and I used to, and it was just across the border. ”
She added: “I’m not the fittest person so it will be quite a challenge. It seems quite a long way to run but I’m determined to do it. I’ll be running around Buxton even on Christmas Day, so if you see me give me lots of support! ”
To make a donation, visit Caroline’s sponsorship page at justgiving.com/caroline-simcock