13 June 2023
This year’s Light the Lakes event to raise money for Care of Police Survivors (COPS) and remember fallen officers will take place on 23-24 June.
The annual challenge began in 2012 when a retired sergeant decided to raise money for the orphaned children of murdered Surrey DC Heather Cooper. That first event attracted nearly 600 climbers and raised over £30,00 and it has gone from strength to strength every year since.
Derbyshire Federation chair Tony Wetton said: “Light the Lakes should not be underestimated, it is a tough challenge in many ways.
“So, I would like to send our best wishes to all our colleagues taking part. We hope everyone stays safe and well and that the experience is one you’ll remember for a long time.”
Participants will climb the 214 Wainwright fells of the Lake District, including the The Old Man of Coniston which, at 2,600 feet is the highest summit. A blue flare will be lit at that point in memory of police officers and staff who died during service.