A police officer from South Devon is raising money for charity while running the world-famous London Marathon.
PC Jamie Nicholson will be fundraising for the charity Crimestoppers and hopes to achieve his target time of under 4 and a half hours. It’s the 35-year-old’s second London Marathon and last year his finishing time was 4 hours and 8 minutes.
The father of three said: “Running the London marathon is one of the `ultimates’ for any runners’ wish list, and last year was a very special occasion supported by so many amazing spectators and runners.
“When the opportunity came up to run it again, whilst supporting such a worthwhile charity, I couldn’t resist. Having worked for the police for over 13 years I know the important service provided by Crimestoppers.
“As a charity they deserve our support because they really allow people to guide us about key issues and information – which in turn helps make our communities safer.”
Crimestoppers is an independent charity that empowers people to speak up who have information about crime but may, for a variety of reasons, not want to contact the police directly. Their guarantee of anonymity to those who pass on information about crime has not been broken in the charity’s 29 years history.
Jamie has so far raised over £2,500 and has thanked his family, friends and colleagues for backing him in his fundraising effort.
With the big day fast approaching, Jamie says that taking on the 26.2-mile course is a real challenge: “It’s an amazing event which pushes the body and mind, and I was thrilled at the diverse support and unity which showed London at its best. I am really looking forward to being part of it again this year and being part of Team Crimestoppers”
(from a press release)