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Police fund-raisers reach ‘peak’ fitness

A group of police officers from Bedfordshire reached ‘peak’ fitness to complete a gruelling mountain challenge and raise £1200 for children affected by crime.

The three teams of four took were taking part in the annual inter-police Snowdonia Seven – a race to travel 22 miles over seven peaks in under 10 hours.

‘Team Beds’ were raising funds for Embrace Child Victims of Crime – every penny will be used to help children and families in Bedfordshire recover from serious crime – such as homicide, knife crime, sexual abuse and domestic violence.

In the face of mist, drizzle and vision-obscuring fog, the officers completed the challenge on Saturday 6 July in 8 hours 8 minutes, 8hrs 9mins and 9hrs 47mins respectively.

Detective Constable Jen Bryce, who took part, said: “When your legs get tired run with your heart’, and that is certainly what we did, as the knowledge that so many people had supported us by donating to CVOC really spurred us on when things got tough”

Bedfordshire Police raises thousands of pounds each year for Embrace, with all funds reinvested by the charity in the local community.