Community raises funds for hospice

PCs Anna Law, Ralph Sillitoe, Catherine Hardwick, Ian Harris and Ian Shaw-Peters have been training together and are ready to 'break down barriers' and tackle the running challenge.
PCs Anna Law, Ralph Sillitoe, Catherine Hardwick, Ian Harris and Ian Shaw-Peters have been training together and are ready to 'break down barriers' and tackle the running challenge.
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Five neighbourhood police officers are gearing up for a 10km charity running challenge in aid of Overgate Hospice.

PCs Anna Law, Ralph Sillitoe, Catherine Hardwick, Ian Harris and Ian Shaw-Peters have been training together and are ready to “break down barriers” and tackle the running challenge.

The group will take part in the run on April 19 and are using the last couple of weeks to prepare.

PC Anna Law said: “We are always looking to break down barriers and enhance engagement within our local community.

“Getting involved in activities like this not only benefit the physical health of the officers but also help in continuing to forge links with valued organisations like Overgate Hospice and the wider local community.

“The hospice is extremely valued by West Yorkshire Police and the wider community and to have the services they provide within our area is extremely important.

“No one knows when they or a family member may need to access the services that they provide so to support the continuing work of the organisation is vital, especially in such austere times.”

For more information on the Overgate 10k Challenge and how you can be a part of it, visit 10k.overgatehospice.org.uk or call 01422 387121.

Meanwhile, the hospice received a cheque for £1,000 from the Halifax and District Irish Society after the group held a charity luncheon last month.

The event was held in memory of Joe and Bernadette Kneafsey, who were both prominent members of the Calderdale Irish community.

Laura Whitham, third party fundraiser at the hospice, said: “The support of local societies is invaluable to the hospice and we are really grateful to the members of the Irish Society for thinking of us.”