Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom is encouraging members and officers to get involved in The Ratana 10k this month.
The virtual event is organised in memory of Sergeant Matt Ratana who was killed in the line of duty at Croydon custody suite in September 2020.
This is the second edition of the event, which was established last winter by Matt’s good friend and colleague, Paul Hollis.
The first event was a huge success with more than 2,500 people taking part from home and raising over £40,000.
“It is fantastic to see the return of The Ratana 10k, a special event designed to commemorate our lost colleague, Sergeant Matt Ratana,” said Liz.
“A popular event last year, I encourage all officers and police staff across Cambridgeshire to take part and stand shoulder to shoulder with our colleagues across the country. Whether you complete the 10k over several days or in one day, all that matters is the taking part and remembering Matt.”
All proceeds from this year’s event will be split between Matt’s partner, Su, and the Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation established by his former friends and colleagues at East Grinstead Rugby Club.
Rugby was a huge passion for Matt and Paul is aiming to encourage rugby clubs to take part, as well as every police force in the country.
“With this mission in mind, it would be wonderful to see as many officers from Cambridgeshire take part,” said Liz, “Our thoughts remain with Matt’s partner, family and friends.”