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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

And he off! PC Edward Walker has set off on his tour of the UK Police forces to raise vital funds for COPS Charity. If you would love to help and support cops please ensure you make a quick donation via via Jules Just Giving Page. 

We are delighted to say he has set off on his travels from Durham Police, The cuddly bear is visiting police forces across the country and further afield to raise money and awareness for the UK Cops charity.

He started off his Journey from Durham Police HQ and plans to travel the UK, the only question is how far will he travel?.

Running For Cops 

Julia Berry a custody Designated Detention Officer and ex-special constable wanted to raise money for her fellow injured colleagues to get the help and the support they need to facilitate getting them back on the road to recovery.

Jules said, “Far too often we overlook colleagues who are long-term injured or sick it’s easy to forget as the day to day hectic shift work lifestyle we all lead distracts us from absent colleagues especially if they are off for a long time.”

Having already run the Brighton and Manchester Marathon Julia will be running Cops 30 2nd September miler than the following week, The Great North Run on the 10th September and then the Birmingham International Marath on the 15th October.

If you would like to support Jules please ensure you make a donation via Jules Just Giving Page. 

How did the idea come about?

The idea of PC Edward Walker was that of Julia Berry @DDOJB07 a Detention officer with the Met Police and Police Hour @PoliceHour.

Police Hour editor said “Jules an keen runner is Traveling to the North East and was looking for a creative way to fundraise to support UK Cops and the support of Police Hour to get the idea off the ground”

“As a team, we acted quickly and put a plan in place to get PC Edward Walker on his travels. We were delighted that Durham Police wanted to support PC Edward Walker on his tour to help raise some money for the UK Cops Charity”

You can keep track of where he is on Twitter by following @PCEdwardWalker #PCWalkerTours

He was last seen heading off into the city with our very own City Safe Bear!

Ted Cop sets off on his tour to raise funds for COPS Charity 1

What happens if I spot him?

The great thing about PC Edward Walker is we don’t have a clue where he will end up, we could never see him again.

However, if you meet PC Edward Walker we would love you to grab a selfie with him and get as creative and as competitive as you can in your image taking.

Simply snap it, Share it on Twitter include @PCEdwardWalker and #PCWalkerTours to raise as much awareness as we can.

Durham Police

Big thanks, goto Durham Police who have supported us with our fundraising efforts and ensuring PC Edward Walker is sent off on his tour.

About COPS 
 
COPS is the UK charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives in relation to their duty, to rebuild their lives. 
 

Since being founded in 2003, they have helped hundreds of families shattered by the loss of their police officer. They aim to ensure that surviving family members have all the help they need to

 cope with such a tragedy and they remain part of the police family. 
 
What COPS do 
COPS is a peer support charity, enabling Survivors from around the UK to support other 
Survivors in practical ways. They arrange local and national events that enable Survivors to build 
friendships and bonds that support them through the good times and bad.   
 
Families are rightly proud of their officer and COPS help ensure that they remain part of the 
police family. 
Please Donate

If you are wanting to make a donation to UK Cops please donate via Jules Just Giving Page. 

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