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Hertfordshire Police Federation

Get Active for Police Care UK

3 June 2021

This year’s Police Get Active Challenge gets underway later this month and Hertfordshire officers are being encouraged to take part to give their own fitness and wellbeing a boost while raising money for the Police Care UK charity.

The month-long challenge kicks off on 28 June and participants can get involved by doing any sort of physical activity from a 1km walk to running a marathon, swimming,  a gym session, an exercise class or a bike ride and then log their progress on the Get Active Challenge website or  mobile apps.

Hertfordshire Police Federation chair Geoff Bardell urged members to register for the challenge.

He said: “This is a terrific opportunity for members to boost their fitness and wellbeing by getting a bit of extra exercise and raising some funds for Police Care UK at the same time.

“Whether it’s going for a walk around the park or running a marathon, people can do as much or as little as they please but it’s a great idea and I would encourage as many officers to sign up and take part for their own wellbeing and also to raise funds for the charity.”

Participants can raise funds as part of the challenge by setting up a Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving page and asking family, friends, colleagues and workplaces to sponsor them.

The money raised will go directly towards improving the lives of police officers injured or killed on duty, and their loved ones.

Everyone who takes up the Get Active Challenge will receive a special commemorative police challenge coin.

It costs £15 to sign up and half the entry fee will go straight to Police Care UK, the charity for serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families who have suffered any physical or psychological harm as a result of policing. 

The challenge runs until 26 July and officers can register online.

 

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