Grampian Police will be welcoming five officers from Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary today as part of a gruelling 500 mile run they are doing to raise money for four different charities.
The event called ‘Run Doon Hame’ involves the officers running from the top of Scotland (Inverness) ‘doon hame’ to Dumfries. The five officers include: Inspector Stuart Davidson, Sergeant Iain McKie, PC Andy Stevenson, PC Adam Watret and PC Iain Wishart.
They are running relay-style, 24 hours a day, with each officer taking their turn to run every 10 miles until they reach Dumfries.
Their route will see them run through Forres, Craigallachie, Dufftown, Rhynie and Alford on Tuesday 26th, arriving in Aberdeen in the early hours of Wednesday morning (27th March). They will then run through Aberdeen, Cove, Portlethen, and Stonehaven and onto the Tayside Police area from there.
Inspector Stuart Davidson joked: “I can think of better things to be doing at the end of March but I’m sure it will end up being more fun than we think.”
“We’ll be taking it in turns to run through the night and when we get the chance to sleep, we’ll be doing it in a camper van on the move.”
“It’s going to be non-stop. We’d love to be able to raise at least £1000 for care of Police Survivors (COPS), Police Treatment Centre, Cash for kids and Children in need as each of the charities mean a lot to us.”
“It would be great if the public get behind us with their support.”
Their aim is to reach each Scottish Police Force headquarter building on their route and get back to Dumfries in three days. The amount they are aiming to raise is £4000 which will be shared between four different charities: COPS (care of police survivors), Police treatment Centre, Cash for kids and Children in need.
Members of the public are encouraged to lend their support and can even join the run, running anything between 1 to 10 miles at a time, alongside the officers.
If you wish to make a donation to the teams charities, you can visit their fundraising page at http://www.justgiving.com/teams/therundoonhame-link. The team have offered their thanks in advance for any donations.
You can follow the team’s progress on their dedicated Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/grampianpoliceforce?ref=hl#!/pages/The-Run-Doonhame/147098615439029