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Daily run to remember shot officers

By Somerset Standard  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

  • Police officers Rachel Clark and Nicola White are running every day for 125 days for a charity set up in memory of PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, pictured left

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THREE women police officers from Frome are running two miles a day every day until April 4.

Run to Remember was launched on December 1 and involves 36 police officers and staff across the Somerset and Avon force in memory of PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone, who died following a grenade and gun attack in Manchester last year.

Since their tragic deaths, the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund has been established by Nicola's family. Her father Bryn is calling on runners from police forces across the country to take part in the charity run.

In Frome, Sergeant Rachel Clark, PC Nicola White and PC Sarah O'Mahony are swapping their uniform boots for trainers and running 250 miles from December 1 to April 4.

This is a particular challenge for PC White who has had half her lung removed after contracting an aggressive form of aspergillosis, a rare fungal condition.

Sgt Clark said: "Running for two miles each day is not a problem, it is quarter of an hour out of your day but it is sometimes tricky fitting it in, particularly with the dark nights. It also means running on Christmas Day and Boxing Day."

The officers are hoping to raise £1,000 which will go to Care of Police Survivors, Victim Support and the North West Police Benevolent Fund.

Donations can be given on www.justgiving.com/Serg Clark125.

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