April 11th, 2011

For the Blue Lamp

Posted in The Job - General by 200

A PC who was told he would never walk again is to run the London marathon this week.

PC Gareth Rees, a Hertfordshire officer, was on duty at a road traffic accident in 2008 when he was struck by a another vehicle. His legs were badly broken & at one stage he was told he may never walk.

PC Rees has teamed up with PC David Rathband, the officer blinded by Raol Moat to raise cash & awareness of  the Blue Lamp Foundation, a charity started by Rathband to support emergency service personnel criminally injured on duty. Rees will guide Rathband around the 26-mile course. They have already completed a much shorter charity run together.

You can find out more about the charity at their website - bluelamp-foundation.org

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  1. Mad Mick says:

    The very best of luck to both of them. I wouldn’t be able to run a marathon, let alone do it blind, or guiding someone who was, so utmost respect.

    April 12th, 2011 at 18:44

  2. Tony F says:

    Top blokes!

    April 12th, 2011 at 19:34

  3. Simon says:

    Steel balls, the pair of them.

    April 13th, 2011 at 18:59

  4. Prawo Pracy w UK says:

    It’s always nice hearing about people’s personal victories. It takes your mind away from life’s trivial problems (credit cards etc!)

    April 21st, 2011 at 15:06

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