Cheshire cops cycle to police conference for childhood cancer charity

Police officers from Cheshire have signed up to a marathon cycle ride for a local charity close to their hearts. 

Inspectors David Snasdell (pictured) and Simon Roberts, who is also chair of Cheshire Police Federation, are two of a group of eight embarking on the challenge to cycle 250 miles from Ellesmere Port to Bournemouth.

They will be completing the bike ride over Sunday and Monday (15/16 May) in time to attend the national Police Federation Conference which takes place at Bournemouth International Centre (17-19 May). 

Chosen charity The Joshua Tree supports Cheshire families who have experienced childhood cancer, and aims to build a holiday home and support centre.

"I like a challenge and keeping fit, and The Joshua Tree is a fantastic charity," said David, 48, from Northwich.

"We all know family and friends who have children who have suffered or are suffering from cancer and the devastation and sadness this brings.  The Joshua Tree does a fantastic job in supporting these families, and the small amount of pain I will go through to do this event is insignificant compared to the pain a child and their families go through when they are diagnosed with cancer."

Best of luck David et al!

Donate to David’s fundraising page

Source: Northwich Guardian