Police cadets' run raises money for children's cancer charity

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By Trucks79 | Saturday, June 23, 2012, 14:11

Three members of the Avon and Somerset Volunteer Police Cadets raised cash for charity by running the Oldbury Fun Run.

Katie Tucker, Natalie Smith and Sam Ashley raised £150 for CLIC Sergant by running the four-mile race on Sunday June 17 2012 in about 40 minutes.

They were supported on the run by Chris Smith, a former police officer who now helps run the cadet scheme as a volunteer.

The uniformed cadets are teenagers who have volunteered to help their local communities while learning more about the role of police.

The scheme has been running as a pilot in South Gloucestershire since October 31 2011, involving teenagers from across South Gloucestershire, aged between 14 and 17.

Since then the volunteers have helped police deliver crime prevention advice door-to-door and in patrols of The Mall shopping centre.

Police officers and PCSOs are giving up their free time to train them and we are grateful for the support of John Lewis, South Gloucestershire Council and Filton College.

CLIC Sergant supports children and young people with cancer.

Photo provided by Avon and Somerset Police

      

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