President of the Police Superintendents’ Association, Paul Griffiths, is getting ready to take on his annual charity challenge, this year in aid of Police Arboretum Memorial Trust (PAMT).
On Saturday 18th July, Paul will begin cycling the famous route between John O’Groats and Lands End – covering over 950 miles. Paul will carry out the ride without support, and hopes to complete it in the two weeks of his annual leave.
Paul is a trustee of PAMT, which is in the final stages of an ambitious campaign to raise at least £4 million to design, build and maintain a new UK Police Memorial, at the National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance.
Paul says, “This year’s challenge will be different in a number of ways, not least because of the lack of training, with the constraints and demands of the Pandemic. I’ve decided to push on and continue with my plans, as it’s never been more important for me to promote the work of the Police Arboretum Memorial Trust, in recognition of the dedication and sacrifices of our workforce.
“Once again, in response to this national emergency, we’ve seen the selfless nature of policing as our officers and staff have been on the front line, facing risk to support our communities. The Memorial Trust is working to create a lasting recognition of the sacrifices of the police – something I believe passionately in.”
Paul is hoping to raise £1500 and would appreciate any support https://Justgiving.com/fundraising/Paul-Griffiths2020
Information on PAMT can be found at https://www.ukpolicememorial.com/the-trust/