PC to pa­trol the coun­try

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

A PO­LICE of­fi­cer based at Three Mile Cross is set to walk the en­tire length of the coun­try for char­ity.

PC Ty­rone Pow­ell, who is based on the Armed Re­sponse Ve­hi­cle team at Three Mile Cross po­lice sta­tion, is plan­ning to walk from Land’s End, in Corn­wall, to John O'Groats, in Scot­land, in aid of men­tal health char­ity Mind.

PC Pow­ell ex­pects to walk be­tween 25 and 30 miles each day, cov­er­ing ap­prox­i­mately 1,000 miles in to­tal.

The of­fi­cer, who will com­plet­ing the challenge while on an­nual leave, is hop­ing to com­plete the walk within 40 days.

PC Pow­ell will be trekking un­sup­ported, car­ry­ing the con­tents of a ruck­sack and sleep­ing in a tent each night.

The challenge is due to start on April 27 next year.

PC Pow­ell said: “Men­tal ill-health is some­thing that can af­fect any­body at any time; es­pe­cially within the emer­gency ser­vices, where we can be ex­posed to hor­ren­dous ex­pe­ri­ences which can stay locked up within the con­fines of our minds and sel­dom shared or spo­ken about with oth­ers.

“By un­der­tak­ing this walk, I’m hop­ing to help to tackle the stigma around men­tal health is­sues and pro­mote the ser­vice that Mind of­fers to our ex­tended emer­gency ser­vice fam­ily, as well as the ser­vice they pro­vide to the pub­lic.”

To sup­port Ty­rone’s walk, please visit https://www.just­giv­ing.com/ fundrais­ing/ty­rone-pow­ell-00

PC Ty­rone Pow­ell will walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats for MIND

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