An officer from the National Crime Agency has just completed a very personal challenge to raise money for his emergency services colleagues injured in the line of duty.
Setting a target of raising £500 for the Blue Lamp Foundation, he planned to run one mile every hour for 24 hours, starting his challenge at 8am and finishing at 7am the following day.
Not content with the run alone, he added a few additional challenges, including completing his fastest mile during mile two, carrying a 20kg weight for mile four, and doing max deadlifts before mile six and max squats before mile eight.
He said: “I wanted to highlight the risks, pressure, trauma and dangers faced by UK emergency services personnel daily and to raise money for the Blue Lamp Foundation, which helps those injured in the line of duty across the three services.”
Not only did he complete the challenge as planned, but he also smashed his fundraising target by over £700, raising over £1200. Every penny of the money raised will now go to help those in the Police, Fire and Ambulance services who are injured on duty.
A huge thank you from everyone at PC David Rathband’s Blue Lamp Foundation, and without the kindness and generosity of people like this NCA officer, we would not be able to do the work we do.