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Police to tour British Isles in charity challenge

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West  | Tags: , , , ,

FIVE police officers from Dumfries and Galloway hope to raise £1000 for charity in a challenge dubbed ‘Run Doonhame.’

CHARITY EFFORT . . . Dumfries and Galloway poice officers, left to right: PCs Sandy Currie, Ian Dawes, Graeme Scott, Adam Watret and sergeant Iain McKie

 

At 10am on Sunday May 22 they will set off from the Tower of London heading to Cardiff Castle.

The challenge will see the five officers, sergeant Iain McKie and PCs Sandy Currie, Ian Dawes, Graeme Scott, and Adam Watret, who come from Dumfries and Annan start their cycle in London and finish at Edinburgh Castle.

From Cardiff they will then head up though Wales to Holyhead where they will catch a ferry to Dublin and then run to Dublin Castle before heading North and running to Belfast Castle.

They will then catch a ferry to Cairnryan before running to Dumfries for a short media stop with sponsors and local/national media.

The team will then run north to Edinburgh where they will arrive in time for all five runners to run in the Edinburgh Marathon.

On completion of the Marathon the runners will then complete the final leg of what is a truly epic run, finishing at Edinburgh Castle.

The runners will be running in 10k relay legs, 24 hours and supported the whole way by a dedicated support team.

The challenge will raise funds for Cash for Kids and Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charities and it is hoped they can raise the £10,000.

 

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