A Cumbria Police inspector is only days away from running 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 flies out to New York on Thursday alongside officers from other police forces throughout the country.
Mo said: “The support from friends, colleagues and members of the public has been totally amazing. The money that has been donated will make a real difference to those who have lost a family member through violent crime.
“I am very excited and honoured to be running in the race. I cannot wait to get there and compete in this amazing event. Running is a passion of mine and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“I am still accepting donations and would be grateful to anyone who contributes. I hope to do everyone proud whilst raising money for a great cause.”
To donate please visit www.justgiving.com/m-kelly4 or you can text MKSD79 with your donation amount to 70070.