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£1,065raised of £3,500 target by 41 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,500 to support the funeral arrangements of SC Kevin 'Rocky' Hills

Location
Lewes, United Kingdom
Category
In memory
Time left
13 days to go

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On the 24th August, The Brighton Argus reported the death of Kevin ‘Rocky’ Hills, a local man who amongst other achievements had served in Sussex as a Special Constable during the nineties. Sadly Kevin passed away on Friday of pancreatic cancer following a short but aggressive illness at the age of 60.

In his years before being a Special, Kevin approached CI Steve Curry (then a beat PC) to start a community based project (later called ‘Speak Out’) for members of the LGBT community to confidentially discuss their concerns when reporting crime and build trust in policing. ’Speak Out’ was the first project of its kind in Sussex, and paved the way in raising awareness of the support available to LGBT victims of crime.

Kevin was also instrumental in challenging issues of homophobia within the organisation; the need to challenge discriminatory behaviour and change police culture. As a result of this work, Kevin joined Sussex Police as a Special Constable in 1996 - a role he held with great pride.

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  • Sussex Police Diversity Team10 days ago
    Sussex Police Diversity Team

    Sussex Police Diversity Team

    10 days ago

    All, Thank you for your kind donations - we are almost at a third of the way to our target! Kevin's funeral is in a couple of days and I already am aware of a few colleagues who plan on attending. If there is anyone else who you believe may wish to support this cause then please do pass this page on to them. Many thanks Josh Sussex Police Diversity Team

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41

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 16, 2017

    £5.00

  • Ben Knight

    Ben Knight

    Sep 15, 2017

    He will be sadly missed by all that knew him, RIP Rocky.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 15, 2017

    Rocky will be remembered for his support to lgbt people way back when public opinion could be aggressively against us and knowing him personally he has a good heart. this world has lost a good soul.

    £10.00

  • Pete Reilly

    Pete Reilly

    Sep 15, 2017

    £10.00

  • Clinton Novelle

    Clinton Novelle

    Sep 13, 2017

    I remember Rocky proud to help out

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 11, 2017

    The world lost a true pioneer - Kevin's work was the early TruVision scheme and he did a lot to build bridges both inside the force and outsideRest in peace Kevin - from a fellow SC

  • Gary Schuster

    Gary Schuster

    Sep 11, 2017

    £10.00

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Sussex Police Diversity Team

Lewes, United Kingdom

We are the Diversity Team for Sussex Police and from time to time, take part in non-for profit fundraising events.

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