Walking the thin blue line for UK Police Memorial


ALMOST £2,000 has been raised by members of the Police family who walked 20 miles along the banks of the River Thames on Saturday, 15th September in aid of the UK Police Memorial, as part of the Thin Blue Line Thames Riverwalk.

Seventy people from across the country took part in the walk including serving and retired police officers and staff, together with members of their families. Walkers were also joined by 25 cadets from the Metropolitan Police Service.

Event organiser Steven Kershaw said: “We had a great day with the aim of raising a considerable amount of money for this fantastic charity.

“All of those taking part in the walk have a connection with policing and we felt that it was only fitting that we supported plans to commemorate and honour police officers and staff who have been killed or who have died in the line of duty.”

The event started at the London Eye and walkers followed the path of the river until they reached the finish line at Kingston Bridge.

Mr. Kershaw added “There was a lot of tired people and a few blisters, but we were all satisfied of a job well done and were heartened by the thousands of pounds raised.”

For further details about this event visit the Sponsored Thin Blue Line Thames Riverwalk Facebook page.

To make a donation please visit the donation page.

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