Bobbies’ 60-mile beat for charity

nbua-12-04-12-policewalk - Pictured: (Front to back) PC Russ Barlow, PCSO Matt Cox, PC Graham Mason and PC Tom Breakwell, who are walking from Glossop to Ashbourne to raise money for charity. Photo contributed.
nbua-12-04-12-policewalk - Pictured: (Front to back) PC Russ Barlow, PCSO Matt Cox, PC Graham Mason and PC Tom Breakwell, who are walking from Glossop to Ashbourne to raise money for charity. Photo contributed.

FIVE Buxton police officers are preparing to pound a different type of beat next weekend, to raise money for charity.

Constables Russ Barlow, Tom Breakwell and Graham Mason and PCSO Matt Cox, members of the Buxton area Safer Neighbourhood Team, and Detective Constable Duncan Gouck based at Buxton, are walking 60 miles from Glossop to Ashbourne in 24 hours.

They will set off from Glossop police station as the sun rises on Saturday, April 21, cross Kinder Scout and through Buxton before reaching Ashbourne before sunrise on Sunday, April 22 to raise money for the PEAT (Positive Environment Amber Trust) project, a community allotment for vulnerable adults in the High Peak.

PC Barlow helped to set up the charity challenge after linking in with the trust shortly after joining the Safer Neighbourhood Team in October.

He said: “We wanted to help recognise the hard work which the Amber Trust invests in our community and other communities across the High Peak.

“We link in with the team wherever we can to support local people and signpost them to local agencies who may be able to help.”

Locals can help by sponsoring the walk or donating gardening equipment to help get the initiative started.