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Closed 31/10/2017

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£1,130raised of £3,500 target by 44 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,130 to support the funeral arrangements of SC Kevin 'Rocky' Hills

    Location
    Lewes, United Kingdom
    Category
    In memory
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

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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 Team2 months ago
      Sussex Police Diversity Team

      Sussex Police Diversity Team

      2 months 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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    3 months ago

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    44

    • Nigel Roffey

      Nigel Roffey

      Oct 1, 2017

      RIP "ROCKY" I never knew you but well done for all you achieved.It's not easy coming out as a copper.I am a gay retired Met Police Officer now living in Brighton, I couldn't come out in 1975!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 27, 2017

      Stay ever strong

    • Graham Price

      Graham Price

      Sep 25, 2017

      £10.00

    • 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

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