90 days from today is Mon, 12 October 2020
15 January 2020
Police officers from across England and Wales are getting behind the fund-raising efforts to support West Midlands ACC Chris Johnson who has Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
A total of 323 people have now signed up to take part in the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon events in May to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and the Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove which is supporting Mr Johnson and his family.
While many of the runners are from West Midlands Police and those connected to the Force, there are 26 runners from other forces including six from North Wales and a number from Derbyshire.
South Wales Chief Constable Matt Jukes as chair of Police Sport UK has now spread the word nationally and the chief executive of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Alistair McGowan, has also made a donation to the appeal.
“As you will appreciate travelling from Belfast re cost and duty credits is a bit beyond us at present. However, I have asked our accountant to make a £50 donation through your JustGiving page. So that should appear in the short-term,” Alistair explained.
“I know through my wife who is a nurse what a challenging condition MND is. Chris is very brave continuing his career as long as he can. I hope the run is a huge success and that you raise a sum worthy of this great cause.”
So far, the fund-raising total stands at £4,664.66 with a target of £15,000.
West Midlands Police Federation has supported the fund-raising, making a donation of £2,500 on behalf of all Federated officers taking part in the marathon events and supplying a branded water bottle for team #WMPMND.
If you want to take part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon events or support the fund-raising, please email Trudy Gittins.