Specials walk 100 miles in October to raise money for life-saving cancer research
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Last month, Special Inspector Samantha Wright and Special Constable Carrie Croud put on their walking boots to take on the Cancer Research UK’s 100 mile challenge, to raise funds for life-saving cancer research.
The duo completed the challenge a day early, raising £365 for the charity.
Samantha and Carrie were joined on the last leg by colleague Special Constable Adam Harbison who also braved the rain and mud as they walked long the Benfleet Downs for the last 13 miles.
Special Inspector Samantha Wright explained:
Carrie and I found this a great challenge. We wanted to take part to raise awareness of Cancer Research UK and to support the work they do – it really is an important cause.
Their work is helping to increase the survival rate of those affected by cancer by carrying out vital research that everyone can help to support.
100 miles is quite a distance, but we ditched the car and planned walks with our dogs to keep us going!
I’d encourage others to think of taking part in such a challenge – the sense of achievement is wonderful.
Walking together kept us motivated throughout!
We’d like to thank all our donors, helping us to raise £365, it really is appreciated.
Thanks to donations, Cancer Research UK fund around 50% of all cancer research in the UK and their research has played a role in the development of cancer drugs around the world.
My other life
Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers. They have the same police powers, uniforms and equipment as regular Police Officers but sacrifice their free time on a voluntary basis, organising their busy personal lives, day jobs and other commitments around police duties.