Cops and robbers hand swag bag to charity
Southend’s newest police recruits have handed a £600 swag bag to
Eleven police officers ran the Southend 10k race on Sunday, October
3 wearing their uniform, with three of their friends
also taking part dressed as robbers.
Sgt Rob Enderby, who supervises the team of probationers, was
joined by two trainers and eight probationers in running the race.
The group managed the course – which starts and ends in Southchurch
Park and takes in a circuit of the seafront – in one hour and 16
Through sponsorship and collections on the day, the team raised an
impressive £600, which they’ve chosen to donate to Havens
Sgt Rob Enderby said: “I like to see trainee officers get involved
in community events and the Southend 10k run provided an excellent
opportunity for them to do just that and raise a decent sum of
money along the way, for a very worthwhile local charity.”
Hilary Metcalfe, community fundraiser for Havens Hospices, said: “I
would like to say a big thank you to the team from Southend police
station for taking part in the Southend 10k run earlier this month
and for raising the grand total of £600 for our charity.
“I would also like to extend my thanks to Southend-on-sea Athletics
Club for organising the race which was sponsored by Olympus Keymed
and Original Sports.”
Photo: Peter Binns from the club joined Hilary
Metcalfe from Havens Hospices on Friday as she received the £600
swag bag from the cops and robbers team.