A Cumbria Police inspector has reached her fundraising target ahead of taking part in the New York City Marathon.
Inspector Mo Kelly has been selected to represent Cumbria Constabulary in the race on the 6th November 2016 to raise money the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund.
Mo, aged 37, is currently based at the Constabulary’s HQ at Penrith has raised over £2,500 for the charity.
The charity, set up by Nicola’s father, Bryn Hughes, aims to provide learning opportunities and pre-employment skills in the form of support through grants or services to children (under-21) who have suffered a tragic loss of a close family member through a violent crime such as murder or manslaughter.
Mo said: “I am totally overwhelmed with the level of support from friends, colleagues and members of the public who have donated money and time to help raise as much funds as possible.
“It is only just over a month away from the race and I am very excited to be taking part.
“The money will make a huge difference to someone who has had to live through the true horror of losing a close family member at such a young age. Whilst I have reached my target, I am still accepting donations and would be grateful to anyone who contributes.”
To donate please visit www.justgiving.com/m-kelly4 or you can text MKSD79 with your donation amount to 70070.