Firearms Police Officer Liam Harvey is running the London Marathon for Call4Backup and is asking all police officers if they can spare just £1 to London his fundraiser efforts.
Liam, who has fundraised for Call4Backup before, is taking on a new challenge by competing in the 2018 London Marathon which, will be his first ROAD marathon. He is calling on all Police Officers around the UK to support his fundraising for Call4Backup by simply donating just £1 each towards his target.
“My aim and wish, if possible, is that every officer in the country donates just £1” Liam said. “Then I would be able to raise a huge amount of money for the charity, which will then be used to offer help and support to police officers and staff all over the country.”
The memory of a colleague who died in tragic circumstances is spurring a BTP Firearms officer on as he trains hard for the London Marathon.
Liam Harvey is running to raise money for police peer support charity Call 4 Backup, which was set up following the death of Essex officer Craig Pledger. Liam, who served with Essex Police before transferring to BTP in 2015, worked alongside Craig for several years.
The charity assists officers with issues affecting their wellbeing. “The money I raise will go to help officers in need across the country,” Liam said.
He describes his training as going ‘okay’, explaining that it has been a challenge to fit it in around his shifts. He said: “There have been several issues – snow, flu and so on – but I have been training as often as I can doing both cardio and gym training. I go out before lates and after earlies to get the miles in.”
This will be the first road race Liam has done, but it’s the second event he has taken part in to raise money for Call4Backup; in 2015 he completed the 42km ‘Oblivion’ obstacle race. This marathon should be a walk in the park in comparison!
Liam is hoping to complete the course in under four hours. Your donations and words of encouragement will be gratefully received at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LiamHarvey or you can donate using your phone.
Just text the word ‘Liam26’ followed by the amount in pounds (Liam26 £1) to 70070.
Good Luck Liam
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