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Marathon Truck Pull

19 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Thanks for visiting our page![/p][p][br][/p][p]So, on the 6th of September 2019, 16 of us lined up at a make shift start line in Battersea Park, ready to pull a Public Order Vehicle a marathon. The team worked their socks off and with the marathon due to be completed by 1400, we decided to make it a 12 hour pull with as many laps as possible completed.[/p][p][br][/p][p]The Truck Pull team managed 70km in the 12 hours setting an exceptional challenge to beat by anyone following in our wake.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Why did we do it? I hear you ask, well we are doing this in order to raise awareness around mental health in the blue light services and funding for two charities which are close to our hearts; Mind, the Mental Health Charity and COPS, Care of Police Survivors.[/p][p] [/p][p]Our 16 strong team are from a range of backgrounds, but most of whom serve as Police Officers. They’re all highly motivated people whose dedication to serving the public and keeping people safe have led to them seeing things and dealing with things that have undoubtedly had an impact on their mental health. This was a taboo subject not very long ago, and one that is still not really understood or given the appropriate stage it needs. The more research and questions being asked of serving blue light staff the more we unearthed a growing number staff with post-traumatic stress disorder as well as a range of other mental health issues. The fact of the matter is that there are more blue light emergency staff that have taken their own life than have been killed in the line of duty, an imbalance that need redressing.[/p][p] [/p][p]For the Surrey Police family, the issues around mental health and the toll it can take was most egregiously felt when Nige Furlonger took his own life after losing his battle with PTSD. Nige served 15 years with Surrey Police, working latterly as a tutor and teaching new recruits the basics of policing. He was watched by millions of people on the television series Rookies and was a well-loved character, described as being always quick to help others and fill a room with laughter and optimism. It goes without saying that we did not expect or see his suicide coming, as is so often the case.[/p][p][br][/p][p]We are still seeking your support and sponsorship to get us to our £10000 target. Join us in our stand against leaving people alone to deal with mental health! [/p][p]Thanks from the Truck Pull UK Team[/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

09 Sep 2019

Supporters

Nov 25, 2019

GD Tuck Shop

A donation from the GD Tuck Shop, in loving memory of PC 3250, a fabulous person and colleague who is sadly missed by all who had the honour to know and serve with him.

£300.00

Oct 30, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2019

Julie Cornel

Congratulations Michelle on your amazing achievement for a great cause. Love Julie & Stewart x

£20.00

Oct 17, 2019

Leon B

Congratulations Fred and the team - a very impressive achievement and an excellent cause. Fire Truck next year?

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 1, 2019

Alex 'buzz' Morgan

Well done for such a great cause

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Sep 27, 2019

Julie Di and Lynne

Well done Michael and team

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2019

Chris Atkinson

Incredible Job Gents

£15.00

Sep 22, 2019

Paul Faye Oliver

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2019

Alex Jockelson

Sorry for delay but massive congrats Mike and team. Did you strap Wanda in too?!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 21, 2019

Roxy and Ger

What an achievement!! Well done Mike and colleagues!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Michael Hickman

Michael Hickman

Stuart Bowdler

Stuart Bowdler

The Deli Tucker

The Deli Tucker

Zoey Bowdler

Zoey Bowdler

Paul Goater

Paul Goater

Alex Maguire

Alex Maguire

Michael Deacon

Michael Deacon

Leeanne Roberts

Leeanne Roberts

Michelle Double

Michelle Double

Alex Crockford

Alex Crockford

Benjamin Williams

Benjamin Williams

Ben KIRBY

Ben KIRBY

Natalie Erasmus

Natalie Erasmus

Dan Clarke

Dan Clarke

Michael Hoare

Michael Hoare

Frederick Holmes

Frederick Holmes

Dean Cresswell

Dean Cresswell

Fred Jones

Fred Jones

William M Browne

William M Browne