£500 raised for Cancer Research

Published on: 04 Aug 2014

TEENAGERS from across South Gloucestershire have raised around £500 for Cancer Research UK with a sponsored 14-mile cycle ride and run. 

Eleven volunteer police cadets took up the challenge. 

Joe Saint and Dan Nash ran from their base at Concorde House, Emersons Green – the South Gloucestershire Policing Area headquarters – to Bath, in two hours. 

The other cadets, Fergus Higgens, Jemima Suffolk, Natalie Smith, Jaime-Rhian Hill, Gemma Pate, Georgia Fear, Alex Masey, George Hawkins and Matt Lewis, cycled the distance. 

Cadet leader Inspector Gerry Treacy said: “Our cadets give up their time to support their communities and we’re really proud of all their efforts. This goes to show the range of activities our cadets get involved in over and above supporting local policing. Whatever their plans for the future, being a cadet will help them learn team work and other key life skills.” 

The Avon and Somerset Volunteer Police Cadet scheme is run by police officers, staff and volunteers in their own time. Visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk to find out more.

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