Havering police officers prepare for New York fundraiser
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Havering police and a former borough commander will be flying out to New York this week for a fundraiser which includes pulling a plane.
Chief Suptintendent Sultan Taylor, who used to be based in the borough from 2006 to 2009, will be joining 65 officers for the fundraiser for the Jack’s PACK (Police against cancer in kids) appeal.
The event is in memory of Jack Brown, who died aged seven in 2009, after suffering from Neuroblastoma. Colleagues of his parents, who were Met police officers, helped fundraise for his treatment, in America as it was not available in the UK. The charity continues to fundraise to help children with similar conditions get treatment.
The team, which will include five officers from Havering, will fly out on Thursday, and will be completing a half marathon in their police uniforms in Central Park on Monday. And on Monday they will be competing against police officers in New York to pull a JetBlue Airways Airbus A320.
Chief Supt Taylor said: “It is a great cause to help those with cancer and to get the appropriate help they need for treatment for the future. I am very pleased that I have again joined the team this year, and very proud of the work completed by all involved but especially PC Mark Edwards and our affiliation with Havering borough where Mark started the initiative.”
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All the officers have paid for the trip themselves and all funds raised will go to the charity
To donate to the charity you can visit the fundraising page www.justgiving.com/Sultan-Taylor
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