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On 16th September 2017 I was involved in a serious road traffic accident. I came off my bicycle and broke my left arm and leg. I went from being fit and healthy to spending 8 days in hospital and facing a long road to recovery.
I was fortunate during my police career to have always subscribed to the Police Treatment Centre and in December 2017 I spent 2 weeks at the PTC centre in Harrogate receiving excellent physio and other treatment. The staff were exceptional and literally got me back on my feet. Within a month I was back at work and running again. I wouldn’t have recovered as quickly without the PTC.
The PTC receives 90% of its funding from police officers and staff both serving and retired, but it couldn’t do it’s work without fund raising. The PTC treats over 4000 members of the police family every year, proving treatment for physical and mental well-being.
When I started running 3 years ago to get back in shape I told my friends ‘this will not end up in me doing a marathon’. On Sunday 7th April 2019 I will be taking part in my first marathon, the ASICS Manchester Marathon. I will be motivated knowing that I will be raising money for the PTC and in some small way repaying them for the care they gave me.