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£7,796
raised of £6,000 target by 224 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,796 to to support the work of PTSD999 while raising awareness of blue light mental health, one step at a time

    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2023

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    This July we (Gary Thwaite from Civil Nuclear Police Federation and Stuart Cowan from British Transport Police Federation) will pull on our walking boots and hike from Cockermouth in the Lake District (where Gary is based) to West Dulwich in London (where Stuart is based).

    That’s a distance of more than 500 kilometres and we’re aiming to walk it in two weeks.

    We’re expecting excruciating blisters, pulled muscles and aching joints. However, our suffering will be nothing compared to the distress experienced by those of our colleagues who face debilitating mental health challenges each year.

    Research reveals rates of PTSD in the UK police service are almost five times higher than in the UK population. 90% of police workers in The Job, The Life study had experienced trauma, and one in five of these reported symptoms of either PTSD or complex-PTSD.

    They are the reason why we are undertaking this extreme physical and mental challenge this summer. They are the reason the money we raise from doing it will be donated to the not-for-profit organisation, PTSD999.

    https://www.ptsd-999.com

    Please support us if you can. Thank you.

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    • Gary Thwaite8 months ago
      Gary Thwaite

      Gary Thwaite

      8 months ago

      We made it! 500km, two weeks, endless blisters and so far more than £6000 raised for PTSD999. Again, thank you so much for your support and words of encouragement.

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    • Gary Thwaite8 months ago
      Gary Thwaite

      Gary Thwaite

      8 months ago

      Final day today! We're walking from Kew to our endpoint in West Dulwich. We're overwhelmed by the support we have received - even the Prince and Princess of Wales have sent good wishes via social media. But it's your messages and donations that are the most heartening. Thank you. Gary and Stu.

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    • Gary Thwaite8 months ago
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      Gary Thwaite

      8 months ago

      It has been great to have a few fresh faces walking with us this week. Family, friends and colleagues have hiked alongside us, which has given us a big boost. As we've said several times, the discomfort we're feeling is nothing compared to that felt by colleagues experiencing mental health problems. Every penny you have donated will help people facing these challenges. Thank you, Stuart and Gary

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    Supporters

    224

    • DPF

      DPF

      Sep 28, 2023

      In support of our fellow Police Family - Well done!

      £500.00

    • Lucy

      Lucy

      Sep 22, 2023

      £50.00

    • Martin T

      Martin T

      Sep 22, 2023

      £10.00

    • Michael Davis

      Michael Davis

      Sep 12, 2023

      Well done gents

      £50.00

    • Pete & Debbie

      Pete & Debbie

      Sep 12, 2023

      Brilliant effort, we’ll done

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 12, 2023

      £20.00

    • Ady Wilkinson

      Ady Wilkinson

      Aug 29, 2023

      Well done 😊

      £20.00

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    Civil Nuclear Police Federation - Chief Executive

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