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12th September 2018

Help get our fundraising off to a flying start!

We have enlisted the amazing support of our members, their friends and family to take part in next month’s Great Birmingham Run.

Serving and retired officers, police staff and friends of members will be put through their paces as they tackle the half marathon and raise vital funds for us.

Please show your support by donating to our Just Giving/Crowdfunding page https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wmpbenevolentfund

If all our members pledged just £1.00 it would generate an amazing amount to help our police family in times of need.

We will keep you updated on our fundraising efforts, in the meantime, meet our amazing team of runners featured below.

Together let’s exceed our fundraising target and help even more of our members when they need us most.

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