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Run to Remember

15 August, 2017

British Transport
Police Federation
August 15, 2017

Run to Remember


Two officers from D Division have raised more than £1800 for the Nicola Hughes Memorial Trust by running 2 miles per day for 100 days.



GMP officer Nicola Hughes and her colleague Fiona Bone were shot in September 2012 when they attended a routine call to a burglary.

Both tragically lost their lives. The Memorial Trust was founded by Nicola's father Bryn Hughes to provide learning opportunities and employability skills to children who have lost a close family member as a result of violent crime.

Dave Merchant and Stuart Cowan, pictured after a run at the Kelpies in Falkirk, signed up for the challenge after Stuart met Bryn Hughes at the BTP Federation conference earlier this year.

Stuart said: "I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes talking to Bryn Hughes on the evening of the awards ceremony and listened to his input to conference the following day. I was so moved by his words that I promised him I would sign up for this year's Run to Remember.

Runners participating in Run to Remember aim to raise at least £1 per day to support the work of the charity. The generosity of Stuart and Dave's families, friends and colleagues mean they have raised almost ten times that amount.

It's not too late to support the officers and help more young people get the support they need. You can donate via Stuart and Dave's JustGiving page.